Apologies

Been away, and taking up a new part-time teaching position at the University of Winchester (in History, with some Media Studies teaching on top), whilst still applying for other odds/ends, and developing content/structure for Adrenablog. This business is still very much on my agenda, and will continue to develop shortly, and I am very much making use of the Twitter feed!

Selling a Healthy War

Abstract: The wartime poster “Keep Calm and Carry On” was one of three produced by the Ministry of Information (MOI) in 1939, kept in reserve in case of necessity. The MOI, officially formed at the outbreak of the Second World War, was the central governmental publicity machine. Its role was to tell the citizen ‘clearly and swiftly what he is to do, where he is to do it, how he is to do it and…

The Formation of the Ministry of Information (PhD Extract)

Extract from PhD thesis. © Rebecca Lewis, 2004 (Extracted from the 3rd Chapter). Please note that this information is COPYRIGHTED, so please reference this URL, or the thesis itself. 3: Commissioning, Design & Distribution, with a particular focus on the MOI and the first posters produced This chapter focuses on the production and distribution of government publicity in the Second World War. The Ministry of Information (MOI) was expected to be the central governmental publicity machine,…

Subverted Advertising

I am still recovering from Greenbelt last weekend (and a conference this weekend, currently writing my paper on Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases, more information to come on that I suspect!), at which I saw this great stall full of subverted advertising. The guy said he designed them himself - some are originals, some are subverted. I've definitely seen the Oinksip Max one online, so who knows who came up with that in the first…