We are organizing the threshing in a Bolshevik fashion.

Poster Number: PP 937
Category: Agriculture
Poster Notes: This poster heralds modern agricultural techniques in the wake of the collectivization policy that forced consolidation of all private land holdings in the USSR from the 1920s into the early '30s. Private farmland was abolished and properties were turned into collective farms or kolkhozes run by the state. The man with the white beard wears a medal for “Inspector of quality” while the young guard behind him suggests an omnipresent symbol of Soviet authority over the workers and the farms.
Media Size: 42x31.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1934
Editorial Information: Editor Mikulina; Technical Editor Gusev
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 6783; I-31 No. 1404; Submitted for production April 14, 1934. Approved for printing April 23, 1934. St[andard] format 73 x 104 [cm] – 1 sheet; Order No. 3695; Price 65 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: B-36454
Catalog Notes: PP 937 Agriculture b
Artist: Kokorekin, Aleksei Alekseevich — Кокорекин, Алексей Алексеевич

Aleksei Alekseevich Kokorekin was born in a part of Imperial Russia that is today Kyrgyzstan. In 1918 Kokorekin attended the Krasnodar School of Painting and Sculpture. In 1929, he graduated from the Kuban' Pedagogical School in Krasnodar. While in Krasnodar, he worked both as a poster designer and a decorator for the Krasnodarskii Theater. Shortly after his graduation, he moved to Moscow and began contributing designs to IZOGIZ State Publishing House. In 1933-'34, he created book and magazine illustrations while at the same time producing easel paintings.

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".