The USSR is a stronghold of peace

Poster Number: PP 507
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes:

[On the black flag]
World Domination
[On the band of the barrel]
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Pact
[On the staves of the barrel]
Canada England France West Germany Belgium

Media Size: 37x27
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1951
Editorial Information: Editor M. Ioffe
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] February 28, 1951; Publication No. 9451; Volume 1 sheet of paper;Order No. 146; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A 02825
Catalog Notes: PP 507 Cold War
Artist: Ganf (Iang), Iosif Abramovich — Ганф (Янг), Иосиф Абрамович

Iosif Abramovich Ganf was a graphic artist, poster designer and a commercial illustrator. He typically used the pseudonym “Iang” (Yang) from the Russian transliteration of the English word “young”. Iosif Ganf was the brother of the Soviet cartoonist Iulii Abramovich Ganf. Beginning in 1924, Iosif worked at the Moscow-based newspaper Pravda. He also held illustrator posts at the newspapers Izvestia and Rabochaia Gazeta. From 1927 to 1933, he illustrated political cartoons for the satirical magazines Krokodil and Smekhach. During the early 1930s, Ganf became a member of the Society of Revolutionary Poster Workers (ORRP). He began participating in exhibitions in 1932 including: the First All-Union Poster Exhibition ("A Poster in the Service of the Five-Year Plan") at the State Tretiakov Gallery, and "Along the Leninist Path: Ten Years Without Lenin" (1933-1934).

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

The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafizdat (Main Administration for Matters of Polygraphic Industry Publishing and Book Selling) was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow.

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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow — Искусство, Москва

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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