ILIN, NIKOLAI, illustrator. VOLIN, BORIS MIKHAILOVICH, et al. V boyakh za Sormovo. [The Battle for Sormovo.] Nizhnii Novgorod: OGIZ, 1931.<BR />
Lot 3072
ILIN, NIKOLAI, illustrator. VOLIN, BORIS MIKHAILOVICH, et al. V boyakh za Sormovo. [The Battle for Sormovo.] Nizhnii Novgorod: OGIZ, 1931.
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ILIN, NIKOLAI, illustrator.
VOLIN, BORIS MIKHAILOVICH, et al. V boyakh za Sormovo. [The Battle for Sormovo.] Nizhnii Novgorod: OGIZ, 1931.
4to. 52 pp. Original two-color Constructivist wrappers. Some creasing of soiled wrappers with some loss along rubbed backstrip.

This anthology of agitprop poems eulogized the Krasnoe Sormovo Factory No. 12 as it increased production of locomotives under the Five Year Plan. Ilin was one of Lissitzky's most celebrated students and experimented with type and graphic design in the Constructivist style in countless Soviet publications. Volin was an important propagandist and prominent Member of the Communist Party, known for his works on political economy.
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