Poyeszhai za morya — okeany… [Go Beyond the Seas and Oceans…], a poster by M. Bubnov. Published by Iskusstvo, Moscow-Leningrad, 1940. 91.5 x 60 cm.
“Go beyond the seas and oceans / Fly over the whole Earth / There are many different countries in the world/ But you won’t find one like ours.” The poster is set to the words of a patriotic poem by M. Isakovsky, “The Song of the Soviet Union.” As far as we could determine, Isakovsky’s work was originally published as a poem. Later, it was, indeed, turned into a song (1945; music by M. Kolosov).
We have no biographical information about the poster artist, M[ikhail] Bubnov. Just in case we have misread the imprint information, we must mention a remote possibility that the poster was produced by Aleksandr Bubnov (1908-1964), an important Soviet artist who in 1930s was widely considered one of the young rising stars of Soviet painting, and occasionally did produce posters.