The Typography Workshop named for Ivan Fedorov was at 11 Zvenigorodskaia Street in Leningrad and was named for Ivan Fedorov (c.1525-1583) who is historically referred to as the "first" Russian printer. Prior to the workshop's nationalization, it belonged to the firm of Roman Golike and Artur Vilborg. Immediately after nationalization, the workshop became the 15th State Typography Workshop in the period after the Russian Revolution, and it subsequently was named the 3rd Typography Workshop in its later years.
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.