Comrade Moscovite, always be waiting, do your duty: Don’t let the enemy set fire to Moscow, guard factories and buildings!

Poster Number: PP 375
Category: World War II
Media Size: 39x27
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1941
Editorial Information: Editor M. Ioffe
Technical Information on Poster: August 7, 1941; N 25/VIII-1941 Publication No. 5348; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A43417
Catalog Notes: PP 375 World War II
Artist: Vatolina, Nina Nikolaevicha — Ватолина, Нина Николаевна

Nina Vatolina began producing posters in late 1930s and she went to become one of the leading Soviet poster artists of all time. She was a graduate of the Ogiz Technical School for Arts and of the Moscow Art Institute (class of 1942). Vatolina additionally acquired illustration skills from the master poster designer Viktor Deni. In fact, Deni considered Vatolina one of his most talented students.

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Printer: Trud i Tvorchestvo Typolithography Workshop, Moscow —

Trud i Tvorchestvo means "Labor and Creativity"

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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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