[HISTORY] Keep Calm and Carry On

I’m currently scanning in some of my paperwork from what was then The Public Record Office, now The National Archives, and found the start of this interesting letter from 17th July 1939 (from AP Waterfield to Ivison Macadam): I am troubled about this Poster Question. We must get the right idea across, and so far I […]

Austerity Era Cushions

Heraldic Needlepoint’s Austerity Era cushion designs are all taken from posters issued by various departments of the British Government during previous periods of austerity (stylistically, the last 3 are First World War, the remainder are Second World War) Dig for Victory Dig on for Victory Dig for Plenty Make Do and Mend Make Do and […]

The Art of War at The National Archives (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. Following any necessary extra research, I wrote the following content for the site: About 95% of the captions, and the […]

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 […]