America’s Shame

Poster Number: PP 1104
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: The city depicted behind the blood is New York and the Chrysler Building is the structure most visible.
Media Size: 42x29
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1968
Editorial Information: Editor A. Lezin
Technical Information on Poster: Approved for Printing May 23, 1968; Publication No. 1-648; Volume 1 Sheet of Paper; Order No. 3825; Price 10 kopeks; 8-2-2/68
Glavlit Directory Number: A-06145
Catalog Notes: PP 1104 Cold War b
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Of the noted photomontage poster artists Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Moscow Secondary School of Professional Art from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. Koretskii perfected his own technique of photomontage using a combination of photographs and pencil drawings topped with gouache -- a mixture of pigments, water and a binding agent. The artist’s ...
Printer: 5th Typography, Moscow — 5-я Типография, Москва
The 5th Typography was a Moscow printer located at 21 Little-Moscow Street. According to research in published Soviet works from the 1960s, the 5th Typography likely served as a contract printer for Sovetskii Khudozhnik (Soviet Artist), the publishing house for the Artists’ Union of the USSR. In the mid-1970s, the 5th Typography became a contract printer for the State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR on Publishing, Printing and the Book Trade. In...
Publisher: Sovetskii Khudozhnik (Soviet Artist), Moscow — Советский художник, Москва
Sovetskii Khudozhnik (Soviet Artist) was a publishing house that chiefly served the Artists’ Union of the USSR. The house was founded in Moscow in 1963 during a period of reorganization within the state publishing sector. Sovetskii Khudozhnik turned out albums, art reproductions, postcards and art books, catalogs, brochures and, posters. It also produced illustrated monographs on contemporary artists and collections. In the early 1990s, it was renamed Galart Publishing House.