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Glory to the First Cosmonaut, Iu. A. Gagarin!

Poster Number: PP 879
Category: Events
Poster Notes: This poster commemorates the April 1961 flight of Cosmonaut Yurii Alekseevich Gagarin (1934-1968) aboard Vostok 1. The voyage awarded Gagarin the distinction of being the first human to travel into outer space.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1961
Editorial Information: Editor A. Pashenkov
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 1–703. April 15, 1961. Size 1 large sheet. Order 2581. Price 10 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A 04542
Catalog Notes: PP 879 Events b
Artist: Viktorov, Valentin Petrovich — Викторов, Валентин Петрович
Valentin Petrovich Viktorov was a prolific poster artist, illustrator and graphic designer. From 1927 to 1931, he studied at the Moscow State Technical School of Fine Arts in Memory of the 1905 Revolution (A.K.A. Moscow Institute for the Decorative and Applied Arts). During the 1920s, he became a member of AKhRR (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia). His poster-designing career commenced in the 1930s and continued until his death in 1981. During the Second World War, Valentin ...
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Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow — Красный Пролетарий, Москва
The Krasnii Proletarii Workshop originated under the ownership of Ivan Kushnerev, a Russian entrepreneur who founded the Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896, his printing operation was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. In 1919, the printer was nationalized by the Soviets and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council (MSNKh). Around 1920, it was placed under the Poligrafkiniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust and was given ...
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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва
The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain ...
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