Vladimir Georgievich Koliabin was born in a small village located in rural Vladimir Oblast. He studied at the Moscow Art School from 1937 to 1940. As noted graphic artist, it was during the 1950s that Koliabin designed the bulk of his political posters as well as posters containing medical themes. His work as a painter is noted for the portraits he created showing various workers of the Soviet Union and Heroes of Socialist Labor in action. In 1972, Koliabin had a solo exhibition in Moscow. He died in 1980 in the Moscow region. Sources also report that his family name was Kaliabin.
Evlampii Aleksandrovich Dunaev (1877-1919) was assistant chairman of the Soviet of Nizhny Novgorod city as well as a member of its presidium. He also was a Bolshevik member of the city's municipal duma. In the period immediately following the Russian Revolution, Dunaev worked in the provisioning committee and in the Nizhny Novgorod Council of the Economy. During the Russian Civil War, he reportedly died from typhus.
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.