Death to Hitlerism! Long live the freedom of nations!

Poster Number: PP 1068
Category: World War II
Poster Notes:

Poster is in Polish language.
The German spider is getting struck by a red USSR bayonet piercing its helmet. On the map there are various Polish and Slovakian cities. The artwork for the poster is dated April 1942.

Media Size: 36x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1944
Editorial Information: Editor E. Povolotskaia
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 336
Catalog Notes: PP World War II b
Artist: Kokorekin, Aleksei Alekseevich — Кокорекин, Алексей Алексеевич

Aleksei Alekseevich Kokorekin was born in a part of Imperial Russia that is today Kyrgyzstan. In 1918 Kokorekin attended the Krasnodar School of Painting and Sculpture. In 1929, he graduated from the Kuban' Pedagogical School in Krasnodar. While in Krasnodar, he worked both as a poster designer and a decorator for the Krasnodarskii Theater. Shortly after his graduation, he moved to Moscow and began contributing designs to IZOGIZ State Publishing House. In 1933-'34, he created book and magazine illustrations while at the same time producing easel paintings.

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Printer: Gosplanizdat, Moscow —

Gosplanizdat is the "State Publishing House of the Economic, Planning and Accounting and Statistical Literature of the State Planning Committee of the USSR"

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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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