“The working class must create for itself its own technical-production intelligentsia!” – Stalin

Poster Number: PP 865
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: This poster was produced by the Moscow chapter of Izoram. This group was part of a studio system composed of about 80 chapters overseen by the Visual Arts Department (IZO) of the Commissariat of Enlightenment (Narkompros).
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1932
Editorial Information: Editor Gal’dberg; Technical Editor Gusev
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 3344, I30, Submitted for production February 14, 1932. Approved for printing February 20, 1932 [Statistical format?] 72x100 –1/2 sheet. No. 840, Order No. 566. Price 40 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: B-15976
Sources & Citation: Arus Auctions, 2016
Catalog Notes: PP 865 Workers b
Artist: Izoram (Fine Arts Studios of Working Youth) — Изомастерские рабочей молодежи

Formed in the late 1920s in Leningrad, the Izoram collective attracted amateur artists who worked closely with professionals in a mentoring atmosphere. Izoram’s declaration (approved in March 1930 by the art council of the Komsomol regional committee) read: “Izoram is a goal-oriented collective of working youth with a task, under the leadership of the Communist Party and the Komsomol, to actively participate in the class struggle of the proletariat and contribute to the socialist restructuring of life...". With the formation of the Artists Union of the USSR in 1932, Izoram was dissolved along with other independent art groups.

Printer: Izvetsia (News) All-Union Central Executive Committee Typography Offset Print Shop —

The Izvestia (News) All-Union Central Executive Committee Typography Offset Print Shop was located in Moscow and it printed the Izvestia newspaper. Both Izvestia and Pravda (Truth) were the leading newspapers in the Soviet Union. One Soviet-era joke said, "there is no news in Pravda and no truth in Izvestia".

Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad — Огиз-Изогиз, Москва-Ленинград

Ogiz (Ob"edinenie gosudarstvennykh knizhno-zhurnal'nykh izdatel'stv) is the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. It was established in 1930 by the RSFSR Sovnarkom to centralize all publishing activities in the Soviet Union. Aside from centralization, Ogiz helped eliminate duplication of printed products. Posters, art magazines and artistic books were placed under the Izogiz (Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo) fine arts section of Ogiz. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".