WSU puts World War I and II propaganda online

Words from Matthew's Gospel

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 […]

Modern British Posters by Paul Rennie (bdpublishing)

If you haven’t already come across this book, it’s a great mix of text & picture. I hadn’t realised there was an exhibition in London, running til next Thursday – wonder if I can managed to nip out and see it… nipping doesn’t seem to be operative, as it’s in Camden Town and I’m in […]

Vietnam Posters: The David Heather Collection

“Rarely viewed by the outside world, this collection of posters from the 1950s to the present encompasses a politically significant period in Vietnamese history. With their boldly rendered images of Ho Chi Minh and local heroes; guerrilla fighters, tanks and bombers; factory workers and the urban and rural landscape, these posters-many produced in small numbers […]

Sergo Grigorian Collection

“This collection boasts more than 1000 Soviet political posters spanning the whole Soviet era from February 1917 to December 1991. Sergo Grigorian has meticulously constructed a collection of political posters, deliberately disregarding other interesting Soviet themes such as cinema, circus, theatre, sports and advertising (except those with clear underlying political meaning). In addition, Sergo Grigorian collects a wide range […]

Moving Words

“Cheerless and drab but ‘full of amazing stuff’. The British Library Newspapers collection at Colindale is moving and also becoming increasingly digitised. Huw Richards wonders if researchers will miss the feel of the paper beneath their fingers // The journey to the far reaches of the Northern Line’s Edgware branch always did feel rather like […]