Peace – Friendship – Solidarity. No to Fascism!

Poster Number: PP 1043
Poster Notes:

The word "Solidarity" is repeated in German, English, French and Spanish.
The sentence "No to Fascism!" is also repeated in German, English, French and Spanish.

Media Size: 41.5x28
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1977
Editorial Information: Editor L. Maliaeva; Artistic Editor Iu. Nemirov; Text Editor M. Gridasova
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for printing January 3, 1977; Format 70 X 108; 1 printing sheet; 1.4 conditional printing sheets; Publication No. 4A-160; Offset Paper No. 1; Order No. 1084; the Typography Workshop is the Recipient of the Order of the October Revolution and the Order of the Red Banner of Labor; Price 10 kopeks. 80202-054 K---BZ-15-8-77 088(02)-77
Glavlit Directory Number: A-00902
Catalog Notes: PP 1043 Communist Culture b
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович

Of the noted Soviet poster artists of the photomontage and Socialist Realism aesthetics, Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Secondary Professional Art School in Moscow from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and he immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. His professional break-through occurred while working for the major state publishing houses Iskusstvo and Ogiz-Izogiz. During this that period of his work, he concentrated on (and perfected) his technique of photomontage. However, the period of the early 1930s in the Soviet Union meant that Koretskii had to move away from his own avant-garde style of discontinuous photomontage in order to be more consistent with the Socialist Realist dogma dictated by the government. During the 1930s, Koretskii also worked as an artistic director and decorator for Nikolai Okhlopkov 's Realistic Theatre and for Yurii Zavadsky's theatre-studio. From 1939 to 1987, he was a member of the editorial board of the film advertising publishing house Reklamfilm.

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Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография им. А.А. Жданова

The 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet military leader and a senior member of the Politburo who died in 1948. Reportedly, Andrei Zhdanov controlled the atomic espionage division of the USSR and he was Josef Stalin's closest confidant.

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Publisher: Plakat (All-Union Poster), Moscow — Плакат

Plakat (All-Union Poster) was created in 1974 in Moscow through the work of the Union of Artists and the Central Committee of the Communist Party. The chief of its poster department was Dmitry Akimovich Isaev. Plakat publishers existed until 1991 whereupon it was renamed Panorama publishers.

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