Two Worlds Collide: England Expects

A slogan from an earlier age, and a story which made the headlines from a Facebook photo which gained wider coverage…. 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…

Call for Issue 3 of The Poster #Journal #CfP

Special Issue on the visual rhetorics of command and control for The Poster Journal. Call theme Visual rhetorics are by definition in the business of persuasion: in both private and public spheres, such rhetorics attempt to change the behaviours of both individuals and groups. From the “Stop” sign at the end of our street, through the visual and verbal warnings on packs of cigarettes, to the recruitment posters of our armed forces, common sense instruction blends into health-expert Continue Reading →

Recent Find: Say Thanks (Via @michelleglh)

Spotted by Michelle on the noticeboard at King’s College… nice! 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…

‘Capitalism isn’t working’ #march26

I just caught sight of this video – I was at the marches, and it appears that the media were focusing on the small percentage of troublemakers. There was MANY people with cameras however, so a number of different stories can be told… See the original poster, and the full video. Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote Continue Reading →

Talk: Seeing it through – wartime posters on the Underground @ltmuseum

Tuesday 1 March 2011 London Transport’s war posters used modern design to convey essential information to passengers and staff. Thoughtful passenger behaviour was encouraged in the humorous cartoons of Fougasse and David Langdon. More direct appeals for co-operation, or advice on sheltering and the ‘blackout’ were expressed in easy to read layouts. Other posters celebrated LT’s contribution to the war effort and London’s resilience. Seeing it Through was a series of posters commissioned from Eric Continue Reading →

“Vintage” Social Media Propaganda

Love these 1940s/50s looking posters, which capture how Twitter et al may be seen to future historians! See full story in the Guardian. Brazilian Moma agency – you have a very annoying website… let me at the content! 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 Continue Reading →

Have Fun Do Good @havefundogood

As advertised on @havefundogood Twitter stream Watch the video: Hey you…yes you! Watch this first! from Leapanywhere.com on Vimeo. 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…

Coughs and Sneezes et al

Check out this audio slideshow of posters collated by Dr Laragh Gollogly from the World Health Organisation… I really MUST get around to submitting the article that I wrote on Venereal Disease posters… I wrote it in 2004, so it needs a bit of updating… 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 Continue Reading →