[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…

Anna Efstathiadou, ‘Female Images: Visual Representation of Women in Green and British Propaganda Posters During the Second World War’

I'm sure this thesis has been finished now... Efstathiadou, A., 'Female Images: Visual Representation of Women in Greek and British Propaganda Posters During the Second World War' PhD thesis registered, January, 2000. Cardiff University Anna's research, a comparative study between Greece and UK, aims to examine the way women were represented in propaganda posters during the years 1939-1945. Aspects of history, society and politics consist the backbone of the study, moving on to specific issues…