English Heritage Posters

 Have you seen these posters: "Drink England"? There's a couple of them that I see every morning, and truly fits with Fougasse's idea that they should be fully visible as you whizz past in a hurry, but if you have the time to move in closer, there's a lot of detail to consider... it's a really interesting juxtaposition of visuals to sum up "all that is great about Britain"?! Wells & Youngs The illustrator: portfolio

Second World War posters continue to fascinate many!

The National Archives: The Art of War  In 2005, whilst The National Archives were looking for artist biography material, they came across my website www.ww2poster.co.uk, read about my PhD thesis, and decided they needed my expertise. I was contracted in as an editorial consultant. It was a great opportunity to go behind the scenes at the National Archives (where "all" (well, about 3% per year) of government records are housed at Kew. I'd already spent weeks…

Waste Not, Want Not: The Museum of Brands and Packaging

The Robert Opie Collection I have always enjoyed looking at Robert Opie's collection of material, although I was unable to make use of it in my PhD, I definitely referred to it in a module I taught on 'Advertising and Branding' for Media Studies a few years ago, and have just surfed to see if collection is now more accessible, which it clearly now is. Robert Opie started collecting emphemeral material (especially packaging) at the…

Passion for the Planet: Media Training

I had a great day at Media Training with Chantal Cooke from Passion for the Planet, arranged through Nick Williams. As my thesis demonstrates, I have always been fascinated by communications and the media, and I was interested to gain the perspective of an expert on the day. I found the day very valuable, and decided that I would focus my media attention on what I knew best - Second World War Posters! I struggled…
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