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…

Modern British Posters by Paul Rennie (bdpublishing)

If you haven't already come across this book, it's a great mix of text & picture. I hadn't realised there was an exhibition in London, running til next Thursday - wonder if I can managed to nip out and see it... nipping doesn't seem to be operative, as it's in Camden Town and I'm in Pimlico. Hmm, we'll see... Always great to see the original posters! Find out more about the book on Amazon.

Paul Rennie: ‘An Investigation into the Design, Production and Display Contexts of Industrial Safety Posters Produced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents During WW2’

Rennie, P., 'An investigation into the design, production and display contexts of industrial safety posters produced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents during WW2' PhD thesis, completed January 2004. London College of Printing. This thesis examines a group of posters produced by the Industrial Service of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) during WW2 (1939-45). The posters were commissioned to reduce factory accidents and raise awareness amongst workers of…