Antiques Roadshow: Keep Calm and Carry On

I have always said I’d be a little skeptical if a chunk of posters turned up in someone’s attic, but it appears that these are genuine. We have always been a little unsure what had happened to the posters, and research indicated that they may have been pre-circulated … if not, then they were likely pulped in the paper shortages, and it’s likely many who received them would have done so… so many posters exhorting Continue Reading →

The art of warfare

By TOBY WALNE Last updated at 10:16 PM on 29th May 2010 Wish I’d had money to buy some of these… would love at least one original (particularly Women of Britain) Your country needs you, Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, famously declared at the start of the First World War in a 1914 recruitment drive poster. Designed by Alfred Leete, the poster proved a huge propaganda success, thanks to Kitchener, his impressive waxed moustache Continue Reading →

Quad Royal

A beautiful little site which includes lots of information from someone who worked in the field, and collects small vintage posters from ebay, etc. 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. https://twitter.com/ww2poster Like it? Share it…

Posters That Lured Land Girls Crop Up at Auction

Read the original story in The Times, or access Wallis & Wallis.  Is this from the same “crop” (ha ha, clever journalism) as the recent sale, interesting that so many are being found right now. Is it just that people now recognise the value, or what’s the story (my initial cynicism was to assume that they had been cleverly plagiarised…). Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched Continue Reading →

Poster Collection for Sale

I wondered about keeping this quiet, as I would LOVE to own my own original poster, but it’s in the Daily Mail, and I was contacted by BBC South-East Today on Tuesday as they were covering a story on it (I missed out on contributing as I was organising a training session all day). If you want to find out more about the sale, visit the website of the auctioneers. Timing is interesting, that as Continue Reading →

Christie’s Poster Auction: Tomorrow

Travel and Vintage Posters (SALE 5874) You can register to purchase these posters online until today (8th September). I, personally, don’t have the money for such things, but I’m sure there are others who have! there’s a couple of wartime posters in there, notably a couple of Fougasse and H.M. Bateman designs. Thanks for the notification from IanVisits Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a Continue Reading →