For the prosperity of the nation!

Poster Number: PP 509
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: The poster has an added flourish seeing how the boy is wearing a Tatar-style tubeteika indicating the piece may have been designed for the Central Asian republics.
Media Size: 39.5x27
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1952
Editorial Information: Editor O. Legran.
Technical Information on Poster: May 12, 1952. Publication No. 9830. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Order No. 864. Price 1 ruble.
Glavlit Directory Number: A03950.
Catalog Notes: PP 509 Workers
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Of the noted photomontage poster artists Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Moscow Secondary School of Professional Art from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. Koretskii perfected his own technique of photomontage using a combination of photographs and pencil drawings topped with gouache -- a mixture of pigments, water and a binding agent. The artist’s ...
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Printer: Krasnoe Znamia Typography Workshop, Moscow —
Krasnoe Znamia was located in Moscow at 21 Sushchevskaia Street. In addition to printing posters, the firm operated the presses for the periodical Peasant Newspaper (1923-1939) and printed the youth oriented newspaper, Komsomol Life.
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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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