[At top] The Building of Communism – a business of the hands, the minds and the energy of the nation. [At bottom] Glory to the KPSS! [Communist Party of the Soviet Union]

Poster Number: PP 121
Poster Notes: [On the book at center] Program of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union – building of communism.
Media Size: 50x27
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1961
Editorial Information: Editor A. Pashenkov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] August 11, 1961; Publication No. 1-729; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 2093; Price 10 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A07206
Catalog Notes: PP 121 Communist Culture b
Artist: Solov'ev, Mikhail Mikailovich — Соловьёв, Михаил Михайлович

Mikhail Mikailovich Solov'ev was born in Moscow. In 1930 he graduated from the advanced courses of the A.Kh.R.R. (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia). While he began his professional career as a painter, from 1944 on, he exclusively designed posters. He was made a member of the Union of Soviet Artists in 1933. During the 1930s, Solov'ev worked together on posters and dioramas with the graphic designer Pavel Sokolov-Skalia.

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Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография им. А.А. Жданова

The 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet military leader and a senior member of the Politburo who died in 1948. Reportedly, Andrei Zhdanov controlled the atomic espionage division of the USSR and he was Josef Stalin's closest confidant.

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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow —

Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".

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