I Will Become A Metal Worker! [Lower text] Young men and women! Let’s help create powerful worker reserves for the Soviet State. Enroll in vocational colleges, railway colleges and the FZO (factory apprenticeship school).

Poster Number: PP 478
Category: Industry
Poster Notes: The boy is wearing a mining cadet's school uniform.
Media Size: 36.5x27
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1945
Editorial Information: Editor K. Yerinova
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] August 4, 1945; Publication No. 6732; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A 18607
Catalog Notes: PP 478 Industry b
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.

Printer: VAPP Typography, Riga —

VAPP is the Department of State Book Publishers and Polygraphic Enterprises (Valsts apgādniecības un poligrāfijas uzņēmumu pārvaldes).

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.