25 years of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria, September 9, 1944

Poster Number: PP 250
Poster Notes: This poster is shrink-wrapped on foamcore. Song lyric from “May Bulgaria Flower!” is shown above the red sun image.
Media Size: 37.5x24.5
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1969
Editorial Information: Editor A. Lezin
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 1-918. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 356. Price 10 kopeks. 8-2-2/69
Glavlit Directory Number: A03400
Catalog Notes: PP 250 Comecon-Warsaw Pact (Shrink Wrap)
Artist: Vertogradov, Evgenii Arkad'evich — Вертоградов, Евгений Аркадьевич

Evgenii Arkad'evich Vertogradov was born in Moscow and his father was a dramatic theater actor. At the young age of eleven his family enrolled him in the Moscow Secondary School of Art. In 1960, Vertogradov enrolled in the V.I. Surikov State Art Institute where he applied himself to graphic design. He launched his professional career in 1966 by working in the propaganda arts whereby he collaborated with the publishing houses Sovietskii Khudozhnik (Soviet Artist), Izobrazitel’noe Iskusstvo (Fine Art Publishers) and with production arm of Agitplakat, a poster collective. Vertogradov also made a name for himself in portraiture, landscape and still life painting. He has been a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1978.

Printer: Kalinin City Poligrafkombinat —

The Kalinin Poligrafkombinat 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". Throughout its existence, the name of this printing plant changed depending on the various state-owned trusts that handled its management.

Publisher: Izobrazitel’noe Iskusstvo (Fine Art Publishers) —

Izobrazitel'noe Iskusstvo was a publishing house dedicated to the fine arts. It produced monographs, books, textbooks and study guides all centered on the visual arts, as well as publishing postcards and posters. Prior to Izobrazitel'noe Iskusstvo's organization, Izogiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art) published the lion's share of fine arts material in the USSR.