Fifty years of labor victories 1922 – 1972

Poster Number: PP 778
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: While the printer of this poster was a motion-picture based agency, the poster itself is not a movie poster.
Media Size: 45х30
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1972
Editorial Information: Editor T. Tkachenko; Art Editor A. Burkatovskii; Technical Editor L. Pchurova
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for printing August 3, 1972; Format 70 x 108; Paper 120 gram; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 891; Price 10 kopeks; Publication No 5/13-1996; 8-2-2 1972
Glavlit Directory Number: A 10055
Catalog Notes: PP 778 Workers b
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович

Of the noted Soviet poster artists of the photomontage and Socialist Realism aesthetics, Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Secondary Professional Art School in Moscow from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and he immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. His professional break-through occurred while working for the major state publishing houses Iskusstvo and Ogiz-Izogiz. During this that period of his work, he concentrated on (and perfected) his technique of photomontage. However, the period of the early 1930s in the Soviet Union meant that Koretskii had to move away from his own avant-garde style of discontinuous photomontage in order to be more consistent with the Socialist Realist dogma dictated by the government. During the 1930s, Koretskii also worked as an artistic director and decorator for Nikolai Okhlopkov 's Realistic Theatre and for Yurii Zavadsky's theatre-studio. From 1939 to 1987, he was a member of the editorial board of the film advertising publishing house Reklamfilm.

Printer: Sovkino (Soviet Cinema) Lithography —

Sovkino was established in late 1924 as the All-Russian Photographic and Industrial Joint-Stock Company. It was dissolved when state-supported film production shifted over (in May 1930) to Soiuzkino. Film poster production was handled by Reklamfil'm, the office responsible for designing, approving and distributing film posters.

Publisher: Planeta (Planet), Moscow — Планета

Planeta (Planet) Publishing was a state-owned, Moscow publisher that was formed in 1969. It was located at 8-11 Petrovka Street and it served as a contract publisher for Goskomizdat USSR (State Committee on Publishing in the USSR) in addition to publishing literature for the USSR Journalists Union. Planet issued posters, photo portraits, photo-illustrated books, postcards, calendars and it published the magazine Soviet Photo (A.K.A. Photography Magazine)-- the chief periodical for Soviet and Eastern Bloc photojournalists. Planet Publishing also developed co-editions with non-Soviet publishers. The publishing house was dissolved around 1991.