Seduction or Instruction?: First World War Posters in Britain and Europe

Jim Aulich & John Hewitt (2007) "This book makes a critical and historical analysis of the public information poster and its graphic derivatives in Britain and Europe during the First World War. Governments need public support in time of war. The First World War was the first international conflict to see the launch of major publicity campaigns designed to maintain public support for national needs and government policies. What we now know as spin has…

Visual Culture and Public Health Posters

"This online exhibit is designed to introduce you to the history of images used in public health posters in the twentieth century. It utilizes the world's largest collection of poster art dealing with questions of health in the United States, housed at the National Library of Medicine. Many of these images can also be viewed through the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) homepage. The exhibit is divided into two sections that focus on…

Party Political Posters

"So, the 2010 election campaign in which no one talks about the issue has started. We know it has because expensive poster sites have been purchased. It’s going to be a tiresome few months while respective campaigners batter glossed messages back and forth and the potential voters look for something more enlightening, or productive to do." Read full story. Thanks to Matt Buck I came across Benedict Pringle's site on political advertising, which obviously is…
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