I will vote for candidates of the blocks of communists and of the unaligned!

Poster Number: PP 493
Category: Events
Poster Notes: Background announcement reads: "In February 1946, Everyone to the Elections of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR!"
Media Size: 35.5х26.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1946
Editorial Information: Editor K. Yerinova
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 2081; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A 23622
Catalog Notes: PP 493 Events b; Sister Poster PP 829
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: VAPP Typography, Riga —

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

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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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