Moscow: Izd. Soveta s’ezdov poligrafpromyshlennosti, 1927. Item #1438
42 pp.: ill., 2 ill. + 6 pp. of ads. 30,5x22 cm. In original printed wrappers. Small fragments of spine and front cover lost, minor tears, otherwise very good.
An early issue of the magazine ‘Printing Industry’, the main periodical for employees of Soviet printing houses. Complete copy with inserts.
The periodical was founded as ‘Graficheskoe iskusstvo’ [Graphic Art] in 1924 and came out under this title just one year. Then it became ‘Poligraficheskoe proizvodstvo’ [Printing Industry] for a long period (1925-1963). Since 1964, it has been published as ‘Poligrafiia’ [Printing Business].
Covering various issues of printing, the edition itself was well made. It attracted masters of the book design and engraving: Solomon Telingater, Nikolai Sedel’nikov, Meer Akselrod, Iosif Shpinel, et al. contributed to the periodical in different years. The magazine announced news about improvements of the printing process, new Soviet machines and equipment introduced, specific manuals published and mixtures invented.
This issue contains discussions about early Soviet standards of various printed matters, about new technologies introduced into the printing business. It includes articles about educational courses for printers and a final exhibition of Moscow printing schools – its constructivist exhibits were shown, including title pages, covers, advertisements and posters.
The issue is a significant source on suppliers of printing shops in the NEP period and also includes a bibliography of 1920s articles and books on printing techniques and methods.
Not found in Worldcat.