Long live Stalin’s Constitution! Life is getting better, life is getting happier!
Poster Number: PP 232
Poster Notes: Reference is made to the 1936 Stalin Constitution. Sculptor, Sergei Merkurov, designed the statue of Stalin seen on the poster and the statue was erected in 1939 at the entry of the Plaza of the Mechanization of Agriculture at the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow.
Media Size: 39.5x27
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1939
Editorial Information: Editor I. Shatrovskii. Technical Editor I. Kabanov.
Technical Information on Poster: Iskusstvo No. 4535. Index R-10. Submitted for production November 5, 1939. Approved for printing October 31, 1939. Standard format 62 x 94 - Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 3189. Price 70 kopeks. Printed on an offset rotary press at "Gudok" [Typography Workshop, Moscow, 7 Stankevich Street]
Print Run: 50,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-20178.
Catalog Notes: PP 232 Stalin
Artist: Muchnik, G. — Мучник, Г.
Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow — Типография Гудок, Москва
Gudok is the Russian word for whistle and this was also the name given to the railway industry newspaper in the Soviet Union. The printer was located in Moscow at 7 Stankevich Street.
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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad — Искусство, Москва-Ленинград
Iskusstvo was the Art Publishing House (A.K.A. Visual Arts Publishing) that was created in 1936 from Ogiz-Izogiz (State Art and Literature Publishing House). It disseminated books and journals dealing with graphic design and the fine arts, and it issued numerous posters. Since the Iskusstvo banner was part of the State Printing Works in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Moscow, its two main offices were located in those two cities.
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