The decisive third year of the five-year plan in 1973. Wider expansion of socialist competition!

Poster Number: PP 166
Category: Economy
Poster Notes: Poster indicates this printer was awarded a "Red Banner of Labor" given to factories for accomplishment in labor, the civil service, literature and the arts and sciences.
Media Size: 50x31
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1973
Editorial Information: Editor T. Tkachenko. Art Editor A. Burkatovskii. Technical Editor V. Golubeva.
Technical Information on Poster: Approved for printing. February 2, 1973. Publication No. 5/13-2190 Format 70 x 120. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Offset printing. Paper 120 gram. Order No. 178, Price 10 kopeks. 8-2-2 1973
Glavlit Directory Number: A 06595.
Catalog Notes: PP 166 Economy
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович

Of the noted Soviet poster artists of the photomontage and Socialist Realism aesthetics, Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Secondary Professional Art School in Moscow from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and he immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. His professional break-through occurred while working for the major state publishing houses Iskusstvo and Ogiz-Izogiz. During this that period of his work, he concentrated on (and perfected) his technique of photomontage. However, the period of the early 1930s in the Soviet Union meant that Koretskii had to move away from his own avant-garde style of discontinuous photomontage in order to be more consistent with the Socialist Realist dogma dictated by the government. During the 1930s, Koretskii also worked as an artistic director and decorator for Nikolai Okhlopkov 's Realistic Theatre and for Yurii Zavadsky's theatre-studio. From 1939 to 1987, he was a member of the editorial board of the film advertising publishing house Reklamfilm.

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Printer: Kalinin City Poligrafkombinat of Soiuzpoligrafprom —

The Kalinin Poligrafkombinat of Soiuzpoligrafprom was located at 5 Lenin Ave. (formerly Voroshilov Street) in Kalinin (now known as Tver), a city northwest of Moscow. Poligrafkombinat is the portmanteau word for "printing plant". It was under the management of the printing trust, Soiuzpoligrafprom (All-Union Association of Printing Enterprises).

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Publisher: Planeta (Planet), Moscow — Планета

Planeta (Planet) Publishing was a state-owned, Moscow publisher that was formed in 1969. It was located at 8-11 Petrovka Street and it served as a contract publisher for Goskomizdat USSR (State Committee on Publishing in the USSR) in addition to publishing literature for the USSR Journalists Union. Planet issued posters, photo portraits, photo-illustrated books, postcards, calendars and it published the magazine Soviet Photo (A.K.A. Photography Magazine)-- the chief periodical for Soviet and Eastern Bloc photojournalists. Planet Publishing also developed co-editions with non-Soviet publishers. The publishing house was dissolved around 1991.

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