New Home Front Design Competition

As you know, I'm always up for seeing a subverted poster, or a wartime poster put to a new/clever use... so very excited to see the following competition (bit of a shame that an American poster was used for this new British campaign though): "We are launching a competition to find the best ways in which the wartime poster and public education campaigns can be re-imagined to help today's society understand the dangers of climate…

Radio 3 ‘New Generation Thinkers’ Application

The Funding Award (AHRC/Radio 3) Do you want to tell the world about your work? In the last six months BBC Radio 3 has broadcast programmes presented by academics on subjects as varied as 16th century Scottish history, Johnsonian linguistics, Turkish literature and the history of astronomy. Its daily arts and ideas programme Night Waves has provided a platform for debate and commentary from scholars across the world. Now BBC Radio 3 and the Arts…

Rosie the Riveter: We Can Do It!

"Rosie the Riveter became popular during World War II when women joined the work force in support of troops serving overseas. The most well-known Rosie icon came from J. Howard Miller’s We Can Do It! propaganda poster. Created for Westinghouse, the Pittsburgh-based artist’s Rosie appeared on magazines, newspapers and posters encouraging women to join the work force. Six million women replaced the men who left for war in the factories, shipyards and industrial plants.  Michigan…

FREE “Keep Calm and Carry On” Book Competition Winners

Further to this competition to win a free "quotes" book for Keep Calm and Carry On, I am pleased to announce that the winners are as follows! Those who discovered that Edwin J Embleton was the Studio Manager are as follows: Andrew_Holt SeriouslyKooky Lorweld A random selection from those who RT'd without the answer have been nominated for the remaining 7 copies: JoBy14 Jas WriterCharly CheersPhilip Alex_Butler Peterbjordan MariaBarrett