The New Alphabet - A High Technology Alphabet. We entered the period of the cultural revolution.

Poster Number: PP 604
Poster Notes: [Bottom right]: The word "Janalif" (New Alphabet) is seen breaking through the Arabic script while the Moscow radio transmitter (built in 1928) broadcasts information onto the poster.
Media Size: 39x32.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: c.1928
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 81.
Glavlit Directory Number: 1261
Catalog Notes: PP 604 Education & Literacy
Artist: Tagirov, Faik Shakhirdzhanovich — Тагиров, Фаик Шахирджанович
Faik Tagirov was born in a small village located in what is today Tatarstan, Russia. For over 60 years he worked in graphic design and publishing in the Soviet Union and he was a part of the literary scene of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic early in his career. Although he was a Kazan-based artist, Tagirov spent the majority of his life in Moscow. Beginning in 1925, he studied at VKhUTEIN [Higher Art and Technical Institute] ...
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Artist: Kroneval’d (Kronevald), Nikolai Nikolaevich — Кроневальд, Николай Николаевич
Although he was born in Astrakhan in southern Russia, Nikolai Nikolaevich Kronevald lived in Kazan for most of his life. Very little is known about Kronevald’s personal life and historical information concerning the artist is scarce at best. However, one published source indicates that his family was of German descent. As a professional artist, Kronevald worked for the Tatar State Publishing House where he specialized in graphic art. In 1936, Kronevald was arrested for depicting a ...
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Printer: Tatpoligraf, Kazan —
Tatpoligraf (Tatar Poligrafic Enterprise) was a printing trust formed in 1927 to consolidate printing houses in the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic that were outside the jurisdiction of Tatgosizdat (Tatar State Publishing House). The Vostok Lithography (at 4 Kazanskaia Street, Kazan) as well as the Proletarskoe Slovo (Proletarian Word) Lithography in Kazan were under Tatpoligraf management.
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Publisher: Janalif (Jaꞑalif) Society, Kazan — Издание Общества «Яналиф», Казань
The Janalif Society was based in Kazan, the capital city of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. The Society was formed in 1926 with the aim of replacing the traditional Arabic-based script used for the Tatar language with a new, Latin-based script. From 1927 to 1928, the alphabet was reformed to thirty-three letters and it was called the Janalif (Unified Turkic Alphabet).
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