H.G.Winbolt

Worked with Leonard Cusden, producing sixty to seventy posters a year for ROSPA, for distribution to factories. His designs tended to originate as ‘mind pictures or actual happenings’ rather than an illustrated thought, and he was responsible for hiring other artists. It is not entirely clear if he was actually an artist or not, but he was Head of the Industrial Department of ROSPA. He allowed artists to do their own work, limiting poster criticism to technical defects, and ensuring that the message was in tune with policy.

Information collated from: Anonymous, ‘Surely these Posters Must Prevent Accidents?’, Advertiser’s Weekly, Vol. 127, No. 1,660, March 15 1945, p.378; Anonymous, ‘How Specialised Angle Helps Safety Posters’, Advertiser’s Weekly, Vol. 122, No. 1,594, December 9 1943, p.256

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Second World War Posters

Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.

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