Share His Expertise With Everyone! "Nikolai Lupandin, famous milling machine operator of Kharkov tractor plant named for S. Ordzhenikidze, is producing for the quota of 1963. He has been able to reach such a high level of productivity by creating and applying improved tools by using modern methods of metal handling and by improving the technology of the process." [Partial translation only].

Poster Number: PP 033
Category: Workers
Media Size: 36x26
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1956
Editorial Information: Editor K. Nazarova; Art Editor Y. Boitman
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] May 5, 1956; Publication No. 0372; Order No. 1360; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 1 ruble; [Printed at] 9 Kronverkskaia Street
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh-06118
Catalog Notes: PP 033 Workers
Artist: Gontar', E. — Гонтарь, Е.
Printer: Leningrad Offset Printing Plant — Ленинградское Офсетная типография

The Leningrad Offset Printing Plant was located near Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). Historically, the printer had roots in Imperial Russia as a large operation founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel') until it was nationalized by the Soviets in 1917. After its initial nationalization, the printer's management (via a series of government-controlled printing trusts) and its name both changed over the decades until it ultimately became the Leningrad Offset Printing Plant in the spring of 1950.

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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 publications be separated from Ogiz. The separation principally affected technical manuals and propaganda material issued by the publisher. For example, posters, art magazines and artistic books were placed under Izogiz (Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo), the fine arts section of Ogiz. In 1963, Izogiz was merged with the publishing house, "Soviet Artist" (Sovetskii khudozhnik).

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