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Poster Number: PP 343
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: This poster was likely produced for the Five-Year Plan of the post-World War II period.
Media Size: 40x27
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1952
Editorial Information: Editor O. Legran.
Technical Information on Poster: April 23, 1952. Publication No. 9832. Order No. 865. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A03692.
Catalog Notes: PP 343 Workers b
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Of the noted photomontage poster artists Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Moscow Secondary School of Professional Art from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. Koretskii perfected his own technique of photomontage using a combination of photographs and pencil drawings topped with gouache -- a mixture of pigments, water and a binding agent. The artist’s ...
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Printer: Krasnoe Znamia Typography Workshop, Moscow —
Krasnoe Znamia was located in Moscow at 21 Sushchevskaia Street. In addition to printing posters, the firm operated the presses for the periodical Peasant Newspaper (1923-1939) and printed the youth oriented newspaper, Komsomol Life.
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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad — Искусство, Москва-Ленинград
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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