Transportation. Don’t Delay. "We must resolutely raise transportation to the level of those demands which the rapid growth of the basic branches of public industry places on us – make provision for annual rail freight of not less than 330,000 tons."

Poster Number: PP 266
Category: Industry
Poster Notes: Foamcore. While this poster is primarily an industrial theme, the "rapid growth" message and its 1931 publication date both convey it was produced during the First Five-Year Plan. The tractor is likely a SKhTZ-15/30 model from 1931. The USSR primary tractor factories in the 1930s were in Stalingrad, Kharkov and Moscow.
Media Size: 38.5x27.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1931
Catalog Notes: PP 266 Industry b
Artist: Artist Studios (Kh.M.) — Художественные Мастерские (ХМ)

Kh.M. is the abbreviation for the State Free Artists' Studios (Khudozhestvenye Masterskie), a poster arts cooperative of Izogiz publishers. In 1930, Kh.M studios existed only in Moscow and Leningrad and it was turning out propaganda for the First Five-Year Plan and for the efforts of collectivization. The earliest poster works created by the cooperative thus reflect these two themes. 

Read More...
Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow-Leningrad —

Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".

Read More...