Struggle to Fulfill and Surpass the New Five-Year Plan, to increase the Level of Culture and the Material Level of Life of Our People!

Poster Number: PP 498
Category: Economy
Poster Notes: The illustrations of the people on this poster are intended to resemble various ethnic groups in the Soviet Union while the building on the right side of the poster is a worker's club.
Media Size: 33.5x27
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1947
Editorial Information: Editor K. Yerinova
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] January 28, 1947; Publication No. 7450; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 182; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A03406
Catalog Notes: PP 498 Economy
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: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Poligrafkniga of Ogiz, Moscow — 3-я типография Красный Пролетарий Типография треста Полиграфкнига (ОГИЗа)

The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow. It was placed under the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust around 1920.

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.