Our first decree

Poster Number: PP 162
Category: Revolution
Poster Notes: On the flyer it reads "Decree concerning peace" and on the flag is reads "All power to the Soviets!"
Media Size: 48x34
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1952
Editorial Information: Editor O. Legran
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] July 4, 1952; Publication No. 9981;Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 311-D; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A05367
Catalog Notes: PP 162 Revolution
Artist: Kokorekin, Aleksei Alekseevich — Кокорекин, Алексей Алексеевич

Aleksei Alekseevich Kokorekin was born in a part of Imperial Russia that is today Kyrgyzstan. In 1918 Kokorekin attended the Krasnodar School of Painting and Sculpture. In 1929, he graduated from the Kuban' Pedagogical School in Krasnodar. While in Krasnodar, he worked both as a poster designer and a decorator for the Krasnodarskii Theater. Shortly after his graduation, he moved to Moscow and began contributing designs to IZOGIZ State Publishing House. In 1933-'34, he created book and magazine illustrations while at the same time producing easel paintings.

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Printer: Printing plant named for Dunaev —

Evlampii Aleksandrovich Dunaev (1877-1919) was assistant chairman of the Soviet of Nizhny Novgorod and a member of its presidium. He also was a Bolshevik member of the 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. He reportedly died from typhus.

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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow — Искусство, Москва

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.

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