New Exhibition: A World to Win @V_and_A

This looks like an interesting exhibition – and free to drop in too (subtitle same as a Maurice Rickards book from 1970)! 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…

NEW BOOK: Keep Britain Tidy and Other Posters from the Nanny State

Hear all about it on the BBC, and put in an order to Amazon – looks fascinating. 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…

WSU puts World War I and II propaganda online

Always good to see poster collections being digitised: The U.S. government produced thousands of posters during World Wars I and II, urging citizens to buy war bonds, ration food, grow victory gardens, limit travel and avoid loose talk. Now roughly 520 of those posters are available online, through Washington State University’s newPropaganda Poster Digital Collection. Read full story, or read similar on Washington State University site.   Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Continue Reading →

25 inspiring not-for-profit ads

I’m always interested in ‘advertising’ that is not to sell a product, but has to sell an idea/concept, as they did in the war. An amazing collection of 25 advertisements by not-for-profit organisations who wanted to step up to the plate and be noticed amongst quality modern advertising… and this one particularly drew my attention: Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. Continue Reading →

Effective Advertising: Naked Policeman?

See what Lancashire Police have to say: “What do I have to do to get you to notice me?” That’s the question that Lancashire Constabulary are continuing to ask motorists on behalf of bikers with the launch of two new billboards. The new large posters appear on billboards in the Tulketh Brow area of Preston and near Asda on Ovangle Road in Lancaster, available to view until 28 July. They feature a roads policing officer Continue Reading →

#SOCREL13: Depicting Death at War [Conference]

Depicting death at war #SOCREL13 from Bex Lewis Abstract. 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…

Would you vote for this lot?

Picturing Politics: Exploring the Political Poster in Britain  People’s History Museum, Manchester, until 17 June 2012 For the 1929 general election, the Labour Party created a poster of a heroic worker, stripped to the waist, with the slogan “Secure Industrial Prosperity”. It could almost be a piece of Soviet socialist realism. The Conservatives responded with an image that seems mildly fascist: varied representatives of the nation stand united before a sunrise representing a political version 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 →