Life is becoming happier every day!

Poster Number: PP 353
Poster Notes: The title comes from Josef Stalin's 1935 speech to a mass audience of shock (speed) workers. The phrase Stalin used was "life has become better comrades, life has become merrier".
Media Size: 36x25
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1952
Editorial Information: Editor V. Bespalova
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] July 4, 1952; Publication No. 9925; Order No. 305; Volume 2 sheets of paper; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A-05356
Sources & Citation: Rappaport, H. (1999). Joseph Stalin: A Biographical Companion. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc. (P. 171, “Life has become better, Life has become merrier”, back history)
Catalog Notes: PP 353 Communist Culture b
Artist: Kokorekin, Aleksei Alekseevich — Кокорекин, Алексей Алексеевич
Aleksei Alekseevich Kokorekin was born in a part of Russian Empire that was on the border of the Ottoman Empire. He began is studies in the cites of Krasnodar and Poltava. In 1918, Kokorekin attended the Krasnodar School of Painting and Sculpture where he graduated in 1927. From 1927 to 1929, Kokorekin attended the Kuban' Art and Pedagogical School in Krasnodar. While living in Krasnodar, he worked both as a poster designer and a decorator for the town theater. ...
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Printer: Leningrad Offset Printing Plant — Ленинградское Офсетная типография
The Leningrad Offset Printing Plant was located near Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). Historically, the printer had roots in Imperial Russia as a large operation founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel') until it was nationalized by the Soviets in 1917. After its initial nationalization, the printer's management (via a series of government-controlled printing trusts) and its name both changed over the decades until it ultimately became the Leningrad Offset Printing Plant ...
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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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