Posters of the Cold War

"The poster was a key medium in the Cold War, used to produce both fear and loyalty at home and abroad. "Posters of the Cold War" surveys poster design from the late 1940s when the 'Iron Curtain' was drawn across Europe to the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Featuring over seventy designs by some of the leading artists and graphic designers of the period including Pablo Picasso, Grapus Design…

A Century of Olympic Posters

by Margaret Timmers (2008) "As four-yearly snapshots through time, Olympic posters provide a fascinating record of our world - a lens through which we can explore links between sport and art, politics and place, commerce and culture. They offer an intensely visual representation of the modern Games, sometimes heralded as the 'Greatest Sporting Show on Earth'. "A Century of Olympic Games Posters" draws largely on the V&A's poster collection and shows the evolution of the…

Vietnam Posters: The David Heather Collection

"Rarely viewed by the outside world, this collection of posters from the 1950s to the present encompasses a politically significant period in Vietnamese history. With their boldly rendered images of Ho Chi Minh and local heroes; guerrilla fighters, tanks and bombers; factory workers and the urban and rural landscape, these posters-many produced in small numbers under economically adverse conditions-reverberate with vibrant colors and innovative graphic language, revealing much about the country's cultural and political climate.…

North Korean Posters: The David Heather Collection

"This rare glimpse into North Korean society is the first book of its kind: a riveting collection of state-sponsored propaganda posters that presents the unique graphic sensibilities of this little-known country. Seldom seen by the outside world, North Korea s propaganda art colors the cities and countryside with vibrant images of brave soldiers, happy and well-fed peasants, and a heroic and compassionate leader. More than 250 of these posters are collected here for the first…

Transferable Skills: PhD

An article by Pat Cryer explaining the many transferable skills students gain whilst studying for a PhD (1997), and an article from 2004 explaining why many PhDs desert academia. Read more on my PhD at http://www.ww2poster.co.uk Nicely summarised by the University of Michigan: Analysis & Problem-Solving Define a problem and identify possible causes Comprehend large amounts of information Form and defend independent conclusions Design an experiment, plan, or model that defines a problem, tests potential resolutions…