Effective Advertising: Naked Policeman?

See what Lancashire Police have to say: “What do I have to do to get you to notice me?” That’s the question that Lancashire Constabulary are continuing to ask motorists on behalf of bikers with the launch of two new billboards. The new large posters appear on billboards in the Tulketh Brow area of Preston and near Asda on Ovangle Road in Lancaster, available to view until 28 July. They feature a roads policing officer…

Would you vote for this lot?

Picturing Politics: Exploring the Political Poster in Britain  People's History Museum, Manchester, until 17 June 2012 For the 1929 general election, the Labour Party created a poster of a heroic worker, stripped to the waist, with the slogan "Secure Industrial Prosperity". It could almost be a piece of Soviet socialist realism. The Conservatives responded with an image that seems mildly fascist: varied representatives of the nation stand united before a sunrise representing a political version…

The art of warfare

By TOBY WALNE Last updated at 10:16 PM on 29th May 2010 Wish I'd had money to buy some of these... would love at least one original (particularly Women of Britain) Your country needs you, Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, famously declared at the start of the First World War in a 1914 recruitment drive poster. Designed by Alfred Leete, the poster proved a huge propaganda success, thanks to Kitchener, his impressive waxed moustache…