Long Live The Thirty-Second Anniversary Of The Great October Socialist Revolution!

Poster Number: PP 492
Category: Revolution
Poster Notes: Red Square and the Kremlin are seen in the poster.
Media Size: 38х27
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1949
Editorial Information: Editor A. Druzhkov.
Technical Information on Poster: October 15, 1949. Publication No. 8863. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 6989. Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A 12786.
Catalog Notes: PP 492 Revolution
Artist: Klimashin, Viktor Semenovich — Климашин, Виктор Семенович

Victor Semenovich Klimashin was born in a small village in a rural section of the Saratov region. He studied art in the city of Saratov and after graduation in 1931, he moved to Moscow to work as a professional graphic designer of posters, magazines and books. During World War II, he was drafted for service and in 1943, he was assigned to the Military Artists Studio. It was in the Studio that many of his posters were produced in collaboration with the artist Nikolai Zhukov.

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Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafizdat, Moscow — 3-я Типография Красный Пролетарий Главполиграфиздата

The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafizdat was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow. Glavpoligrafizdat (Main Administration for Matters of Polygraphic Industry Publishing and Book Selling) was a state-owned trust created in 1949 to oversee printing, publishing and book selling in the USSR. As a result of its formation, Ogiz (Association of State Book and Magazine Publishers), the entity previously administering state publishing, was dissolved and the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography became a contract printer for Glavpoligrafizdat.

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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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