Kitchener: Your Country Needs You

Your Country Needs You (Kitchener)

Before ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ became famous, whenever I mentioned to people that I was studying World War Two posters for my PhD, the most frequent responses was “ah-ha, your country needs you!”, to which I would reply, well, yes, “right idea, wrong war”! The image, however, IS iconic, mentioned as Number 1 of the ‘100 Best Posters of the Century” in the 1990s, and did influence a number of Second World War campaigns, especially of the “Do you really need to x?” variety.

Country of Origin United Kingdom
Date 1914-1916
Artist Alfred Leete
Printer Victoria House Printing Co. Ltd., London
Size 29 1/2″ x 20″
Sources Unknown
Other Information. One of several variations of this poster. Please contact the IWM with queries about the copyright/reproduction of this poster.

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dfpbexI’ve been thinking for a while that I would update my Twitter icon for this digitalfprint account. I get far more followers on my drbexl account – maybe because I tweet about a far wider range of things on there, whereas I maintain digitalfprint for social and educational media tweets by and large!

The New Look?
What do you think of the new look?

One of the factors that influences people’s decisions to follow others on Twitters is seeing whether there’s a picture of the owner on there, rather than just the logo. I experimented with using the image from drbexl, but I definitely wanted to maintain a division between the accounts, and adding the drbexl picture on top just looked rather harsh… so, good old PhotoShop, let’s try adding an artistic effect, and there we are!

I think it’s quite difficult to see when it’s small, but if people are REALLY that interested in it, they can double-click, open up, and there I am!

Digital Fingerprint: The Site

Still developing a bulk of material, and transferring material across from mydesigna. The official business offering will probably come next year, as this year is already full up!