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Wyndham Robinson

Wyndham Robinson was the cartoonist of the Morning Post, which was absorbed into The Daily Telegraph in 1936. The Labour Politician Herbert Morrison, whilst searching for Robinsons’s original artwork, noted that Robinson’s cartoons always ‘reflected the political stance of the newspaper itself. “He said in pictures what the leader writers said on the editorial page”‘, not something that always happened. His images utilised little visual background (unlike others, such as David Low who liked to set his participants in rooms. He appeared to be anti-Fascist and anti-Communist. He designed posters to advertise travel in Rhodesia in the late 1920s.

Information collated from: Brighton School of Art and Design, ‘Satire’, http://www.adh.brighton.ac.uk/schoolofdesign/MA.COURSE/09/Lsatire01.html, accessed October 4 2003; Rare-posters.com, ‘Rare Posters’, http://www.rare-posters.com/729.html, accessed October 4 2003.

By 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.

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