Between 1910 and 1915, Maria Feliksovna Bri-Bein received artistic training at the Odessa College of Art under the tutelage of K.K. Konstandi. In 1924, she continued training in Moscow under the supervision of Ilya Mashkov. From 1917 to 1919, she was a member of TIURKH (Association of Southern Russian Artists) and was also a member of AKhRR (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia) from 1926 to 1932. Bri-Bein began to exhibit her works publicly in 1917. Starting in 1930, she produced propaganda posters for the Soviet Government. In 1934, her poster, Narody SSSR (Peoples of the USSR) from 1932, won the first prize at the poster competition dedicated to the 10th commemoration of the death of Vladimir Lenin.
The Typolithography Workshop named for V.V. Vorovskii was named in honor of Vatslav Vatslavovich Vorovskii (1871-1923) who was the head of Gosizdat (State Publishing House) from 1919 until 1921. After leaving Gosizdat, Vorovskii served as a diplomat for the Soviet Union. In 1923, he was assassinated in Lausanne, Switzerland. The printer was located in Moscow at 18 Dzerzhinskii Street, a thoroughfare that now has the name Bolshaia Lubianka.
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).