Fulfill the seven-year plan!

Poster Number: PP 174
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: Primer Nikita Khrushchev ushered-in the Seven-Year Plan (1959 to 1965) as a priority for increasing the industries of chemicals, housing, coal production, and agriculture. As a result, Sixth Five-Year Plan (1956 to 1960) was abandoned.
Media Size: 41x29
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1959
Editorial Information: Editor G. Shchetkin. Technical Editor A. Soboleva.
Technical Information on Poster: January 21, 1959. Publication No. _ _1046. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 61. Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh-02220
Catalog Notes: PP 174 Workers b
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: 1st Offset Printing Plant of UPP of the Lensovnarkoz, Leningrad — 1-я Ленсовнархоз УПП Типография Офсетной, Ленинград

The 1st Offset Printing Plant was under the management of the UPP of Lensovnarkoz during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The significance of "UPP of Lensovnarkoz" meant the plant’s operations were under the Printing Industry Management (UPP) of the Leningrad Economic Regional Council. The Offset Printing Plant had its roots in Imperial Russia. It was a large printing house founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel) located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg, (A.K.A. Petrograd). In 1917, the Council of People’s Commissars of Labor nationalized the printing house. In 1918, the Soviet government named the printing house "1st State Lithography" and thereafter, it underwent a variety of name changes.

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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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