British World War II Posters: Motivating a Nation

"Although there were more resources to reach the public in World War II than in World War I, the poster again became an indispensable means of stirring the public. With its bright colors and catchy slogans, the poster served as a primary tool of government propaganda, calling for patriotism, national security, production, and being on guard against the invader. The adage, "the walls have ears," was illustrated several times, and produced new challenges for graphic…

Visual Culture and Public Health Posters

"This online exhibit is designed to introduce you to the history of images used in public health posters in the twentieth century. It utilizes the world's largest collection of poster art dealing with questions of health in the United States, housed at the National Library of Medicine. Many of these images can also be viewed through the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) homepage. The exhibit is divided into two sections that focus on…

Weapons of Mass Communication

"In the 21st century we have become accustomed to mass communication developing to unbelievably sophisticated levels, yet a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum shows how for a large part of the 20th century, the humble poster was the key means of influencing public opinion. The exhibition explores this phenomenon by presenting hundreds of the most eye-catching and iconic posters used to sell war and attendant ideologies from WWI to the present day. Running…

Designs on Delivery: GPO Posters 1930-1960

"This month the University of the Arts London Archive and Special Collections Centre and the British Postal Museum & Archive present the first poster exhibit from the Royal Mail Archive, with additional items from UAL on display in the Archive Centre. The University of the Arts London is also showing on loop the film Night Mail (1936) which the British Film Institute calls "one of the most popular and instantly recognised films in British film…

Political Cartoon Society: CAMERON IN CARICATURE

An exhibition of cartoons on the Leader of the Tory Party, David Cameron. 13 October – 24 December 2009, Political Cartoon Society This exhibition of 60 original political cartoons charts the fortunes of David Cameron since he became Leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005. Due to his upbringing and education, Cameron is often portrayed as a toff and is portrayed by Martin Rowson of the Guardian as Little Lord Fauntleroy. After Cameron called…