‘Us’ We convert the desert into a blooming land. ‘Them’ They convert cities and villages into a desert

Poster Number: PP 104
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: The pair of workers in the illustration here is also used on PP 103, a poster designed by Smoliak.
Media Size: 35x27
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1950
Editorial Information: Editor Vorontsov.
Technical Information on Poster: October 26, 1950. Publication No. 9232. Volume 2 sheets of paper. Order No. 527-D. Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A08572
Catalog Notes: PP 104 Cold War b; Sister poster PP 103
Artist: Sakharov, Sergei Georgievich — Сахаров, Сергей Георгиевич
Artist: Kuzgrinov, Konstantin Mikhailovich — Кузгинов, Константин Михайлович
Printer: Printing plant named for Dunaev — Типография имени Дунаева

Evlampii Aleksandrovich Dunaev (1877-1919) was assistant chairman of the Soviet of Nizhny Novgorod city as well as a member of its presidium. He also was a Bolshevik member of the city's municipal duma. In the period immediately following the Russian Revolution, Dunaev worked in the provisioning committee and in the Nizhny Novgorod Council of the Economy. During the Russian Civil War, he reportedly died from typhus.

Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow — Искусство, Москва

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.