Laborer: Help the cooperatives to get rid of abusers of the ration book

Poster Number: PP 1130
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: [On book] Ration Book A-1 [the figures appear to represent black-marketeers, private traders, etc.]; [At top of poster] "Workers of the World, Unite!"
Media Size: 37x27
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1930
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 4883
Glavlit Directory Number: 4.4486. Okrlit, the district office section of Glavlit
Catalog Notes: PP 1130 Workers c
Artist: Kovan'ko, Sergei Matveevich — Кованько Сергей Матвеевич

Sergei Matveevich Kovan'ko (1908–1949) worked in applied and industrial graphics for most of his career. He studied at the Architecture School of the Kharkov Art Institute in Ukraine. In the late 1920s and into the early 1930s, he illustrated Vsesvit (Universe) magazine in Kharkov and illustrated and designed books for the Young Guard publishing house, the Art publishing house and several other publications. Kovan'ko designed the Soviet section of the International Aviation Exhibition in Milan (1935). In 1949, a retrospective exhibition of his work was held in Moscow.

Printer: Chromolit Lithography Workshop named for Comrade Dzerzhinskii, Kharkov — Хромолит Типо-литография имени т. Дзержинского, Харьков

Located in the town of Kharkov in the Ukrainian SSR, the Chromolit Lithography Workshop was named in honor of Feliks Edmundovich Dzerzhinskii (1877-1926). Dzerzhinskii was head of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission (VChK) that was also known as the Cheka, a "secret" police unit that handed internal and political affairs.

Publisher: Knigospilka (All-Ukrainian Cooperative Book Merchandising and Publishing Organization) —

Knigospilka was the All-Ukrainian Cooperative Book Merchandising and Publishing Union. It was based Kharkov, Ukraine and operated from 1920 to 1929. While it occasionally published posters, its chief task was turning out informational publications and books. After 1922, Knigospilka concentrated on publishing informational literature concerning agriculture in the rural cooperative movement.