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.
The Dunaev printing plant was located at 9 Bolshaia Polianka in Moscow. Headquartered inside the former Menert Brothers printing plant, during the 1920s, the firm was named in honor of the Bolshevik leader Evlampii Dunaev (1877-1919) who served as assistant chairman of the Soviet of Nizhny Novgorod. Dunaev was also a member of the provisioning committee and he served on the Nizhny Novgorod Council of Local Economy. During the Civil War, he reportedly died from typhus. Before the plant was named in Dunaev’s honor, it was under the management of Geokartprom of the V.T.U. (Military Topographic Directorate of the Headquarters of the Red Army).
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.