Throw old-fashioned technology on the rubbish heap. [Let] slogans sound among the working platoons. From shock brigades to shock workshops, from shock workshops to shock factories.

Poster Number: PP 1125
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: Sections of text come from the 1930 poem "March of the Shock Brigades" (Marsh udarnykh brigad ) by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovskii (1893-1930), a Soviet poet, playwright, artist, and actor. Poignant to poster-- in 1929 and early 1930, Mayakovskii wrote slogan texts for posters by the publishing house Gostrudizdat.
Media Size: 31x24
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1930
Technical Information on Poster: Price 25 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A 58644
Sources & Citation:

Terehina, V. N. (2016). Paytnami krasok, zvonom lozungov ...:Knizhno-plakatnoe tvorchestvo Mayakovskogo. Moskva: Nestor-Istoria. (P. 263, Mayakovskii writing for Gostrudizdat publishers)
Humesky, A. (1964). Majakovskij and his neologisms. New York: Rausen Publishers. (P. 209, poem "March of the Shock Brigades")

Catalog Notes: PP 1125 Workers b
Artist: Kotov, Nikolai Georgievich — Котов, Николай Георгиевич
Printer: Tsentrizdat (Central Publishing House of the Peoples of the USSR) — Центриздат (Центральное издательство народов СССР)

Tsentrizdat was established in 1924 to consolidate East and West publishing divisions into one entity. With a focus on literature, political, scientific and educational information in the national languages of the USSR, it had offices throughout the Soviet republics and autonomous regions. Tsentrizdat was dissolved in 1931 when the USSR centralized its printing and publishing industries.

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Publisher: Gostrudizdat (State Publishing House of Labor Issues) — Гострудиздат (Государственное издательство литературы по вопросам труда)

Gostrudizdat (State Publishing House of Labor Issues) was established around 1924 as Labor Issues Publishing in order to disseminate printed material related to labor. Its office was located in Moscow at 6 Staraia (Old) Square in a building that also housed Moscow's Gorkom (city committee) and Obkom (oblast committee). Dominated by government institutions for decades, Staraia Square at one time contained the offices of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR.

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