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Poster Number: PP 235
Category: Stalin
Poster Notes: The machine gun mounted on the motorbike is a Degtyaryov DP-27.
Media Size: 34.5x26.5
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1939
Editorial Information: Editor E. Povolotskaia. Technical Editor N. Spirushkov.
Technical Information on Poster: Iskusstvo No. 4304. Index R-10. Submitted for production [illegible] 1939. Approved for printing July 1, 1939. Standard format 62 x 94. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Price 70 kopeks. Order 2164. Printed on an offset rotary press in the “Gudok” Typography Workshop.
Glavlit Directory Number: 13969
Catalog Notes: PP 235 Stalin b
Artist: Druzhkov, Aleksandr Vasil'evich — Дружков, Александр Васильевич
Aleksandr Druzhkov was a Soviet graphic artist and a poster designer. He studied at the Polygraphic College of Gosizdat State Publishing House from 1928 to 1931. During that same period, he was a member of the October Group of artists. While working with the October Group, he produced drawings for the journals Smena [Change] (1929-1931), Nashi dostizhenia [Our Achievement] (1932-1934), and Bolshevisticheskaya pechat’ [Bolshevik Press] (1932-1934). In 1928, he began his artistic foray into poster design producing such ti...
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Artist: Shagin, I.M. — Шагин, И.М.
Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow — Типография Гудок, Москва
Gudok is the Russian word for whistle and it was also the name given to the railway industry newspaper in the Soviet Union. The newspaper's printing workshop was in Moscow at 7 Stankevich Street (formerly Voznesenskii Lane), a street named after Alexander Stankevich (1821-1912), the Russian writer, biographer and publisher. From the end of the nineteenth century until 1918, the location served as the printing house and editorial offices of the liberal newspaper "Russian News" (...
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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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