Workers of all countries, unite!

Poster Number: PP 657
Category: Events
Poster Notes: This poster is framed; Poster might have been produced for export or for the German-speaking minority of the USSR; [Small flag in back] Long Live May 1; [Small banner in background] Long live the Lenin-Stalin central committee of the All-Union Communist Party, Long Live the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks – front line of workers of the USSR.
Media Size: 38x25.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1939
Editorial Information: Editor A. Druzhkov; Translation Editor A. Dvoretskii; Technical Editor M. Spiriushkov
Technical Information on Poster: Iskusstvo No. 4139; Submitted for printing March 7, 1939; Approved for printing March 26, 1939; Index No. Р-10H; Order No. 25; Standard format 62 x 92; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 70 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A-6251
Catalog Notes: PP 657 Events (framed)
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: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Poligrafkniga, Moscow — 3-я типография Красный пролетарий Полиграфкнига, Москва
The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow. The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii originated under the ownership of Ivan Kushnerev, a Russian entrepreneur who founded the Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. In 1919, the printer was nationalized by the Soviets and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council (MSNKh).) It later became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant ...
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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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