Kind-hearted, smiling gaze . . . Lenin forever children’s best friend!

Poster Number: PP 779
Category: Lenin
Media Size: 25x40
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1963
Editorial Information: Editor M. Iastrzhembskaia
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] September 25, 1963; Publication No. 1-11; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 917; Price 10 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A08841
Catalog Notes: PP 779 Lenin
Artist: Karpovskii, Naum Pavlovich — Карповский, Наум Павлович

Between 1925 and 1931, Naum Pavlovich Karpovskii studied at the State Art Institute in Khar'kiv, Ukraine. In the late 1930s he began his career designing political posters concerning themes of culture and politics. By the early 1940s there was a threat of war looming over the Soviet Union. Karpovskii changed his motifs into martial themes so very popular during the war.

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Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография им. А.А. Жданова

The 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet military leader and a senior member of the Politburo who died in 1948. Reportedly, Andrei Zhdanov controlled the atomic espionage division of the USSR and he was Josef Stalin's closest confidant.

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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва

The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain publications be separated from Ogiz. The separation principally affected technical manuals and propaganda material issued by the publisher. For example, posters, art magazines and artistic books were placed under Izogiz (Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo), the fine arts section of Ogiz. In 1963, Izogiz was merged with the publishing house, "Soviet Artist" (Sovetskii khudozhnik).

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