WRITER/RESEARCH: PhD Thesis: The planning, design and reception of British Home Front propaganda posters in the Second World War

My Google Alert for 'Keep Calm and Carry On' is going quite bonkers over the last few weeks (see example, and I post some to a Facebook page), and I've also seen comparisons of the current coronavirus crisis with the Second World War, and the need for 'the Blitz spirit' and the need to be 'all in it together', so I thought I'd do an overdue task and re-upload my PhD to my website. The…

[BOOK PUBLICATION] Keep Calm and Carry On : The Truth Behind the Poster

Within my 1997 undergraduate dissertation, and my 2004 PhD thesis, I (unintentionally) provided the story of the now ubiquitous 'Keep Calm and Carry On' (KCCO) poster (read an extract here), whilst I was writing about two very early posters produced by the British Government in the Second World War - Your Courage, and Freedom is in Peril. At the same time, the government produced KCCO, with the intention of saving it for use when under…

Joining the ‘Posters Network’

Having moved to Manchester Metropolitan University, I have had a long overdue chance to catch up with Jim Aulich, who has written a number of books on (propaganda) posters. I had missed the 'Posters Network' being created, but am now in process of membership. It self-describes as: The Posters Network aims to make links between UK poster collections and posters specialists, and to share knowledge, news and expertise. In 2013 Arts Council England (ACE) awarded…
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