War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication

"Exhibition book War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication By Dr James Aulich This lavishly illustrated book features over 300 of the most eye-catching and iconic posters from the Museum’s international collection. Starting with the Great War in 1914, through to the war in Iraq, from countries all over Europe, the Commonwealth, America and Russia, these posters are undoubtedly some of the most varied and powerful graphic images ever produced. Over 300 illustrations, 256 pp £19.95…

The One Show

I've just been chatting to the Researchers from The One Show about "Keep Calm and Carry On", which they are planning to cover on 29th March.  I had tried pitching to The One Show before, but hadn't been picked up.  It looks like I won't actually be on it, as they will be filming at Barter Books (Alnwick is a little far from Winchester, although I really want to go and see the store!), but…

Seduction or Instruction?: First World War Posters in Britain and Europe

Jim Aulich & John Hewitt (2007) "This book makes a critical and historical analysis of the public information poster and its graphic derivatives in Britain and Europe during the First World War. Governments need public support in time of war. The First World War was the first international conflict to see the launch of major publicity campaigns designed to maintain public support for national needs and government policies. What we now know as spin has…

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…