Lenin lived. Lenin lives. Lenin will live!

Poster Number: PP 219
Category: Lenin
Poster Notes: This poster is oversized. On the poster is the quote "Lenin Lived, Lenin Lives, Lenin Will Live Forever!" The quote was first published in the Komsomol magazine "Molodaia gvardiia" (Young Guard) and later adapted by the Soviet poet Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovskii (1893-1930) in his works on Lenin.
Media Size: 80.5x57
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1975
Editorial Information: Editor S. Kochanov; Technichal Editor R. Medvedeva
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for printing September 10, 1975; Format 70 x 100; Volume 4 sheets of paper; 5.2 conditional sheets of paper; Publication No. 1б-27; Offset paper No 1; Order No. 2175; the 1st Auxiliary Typography Workshop [is the] Recipient of the Order of the Revolution
Glavlit Directory Number: A-08994
Catalog Notes: PP 219 Lenin (oversized)
Artist: Ivanov, Viktor Semenovich — Иванов, Виктор Семёнович

Viktor Ivanov attended Moscow Secondary Professional Art School from 1926 to 1929. In 1928, he took classes at a studio of Dmitrii Kardovskii and, from 1929 to 1933, he continued his education at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture affiliated with the Russian Academy of Arts in Leningrad. Viktor Ivanov began to work for the central publishing house Ogiz-Izogiz in 1931 where he achieved acclaim as a graphic designer with a concentration in poster development. Ivanov began to exhibit professionally in 1934.  He contributed to the TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) Studios between 1941 and 1943 and created approximately nineteen posters for that entity.

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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: Plakat (All-Union Poster), Moscow — Плакат

Plakat (All-Union Poster) was created in 1974 in Moscow through the work of the Union of Artists and the Central Committee of the Communist Party. The chief of its poster department was Dmitry Akimovich Isaev. Plakat publishers existed until 1991 whereupon it was renamed Panorama publishers.

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