London Transport Posters in Wartime

London Transport Posters: A Century of Art and Design OK, so maybe I'm going for the easy entries over the next few days, but I've got plenty to add on bits and pieces. I tried to get my original research material out from storage today, but it's going to have to wait.... I have lots materially digitally stored! London Transport Museum's Exhibition 'The Art of the Poster' finished last week, and was accompanied by the…

Playing God: Talking about Ethics in Medicine and Technology

As advances in technology push back the boundaries of the possible, are we losing sight of the question of whether it is right to do everything that science makes possible? From (premature) birth to (endlessly delayed) death, more and more decisions have to be made. How can Christians find a way through the moral minefield that new technology presents, and how can we talk about these things in a way that helps, rather than browbeats,…

Passion for the Planet: Media Training

I had a great day at Media Training with Chantal Cooke from Passion for the Planet, arranged through Nick Williams. As my thesis demonstrates, I have always been fascinated by communications and the media, and I was interested to gain the perspective of an expert on the day. I found the day very valuable, and decided that I would focus my media attention on what I knew best - Second World War Posters! I struggled…

Posters: Persuasion and Subversion

V&A, 12th-13th June, 1998 The effectiveness of the poster as a publicity medium and the pervasiveness of the poster image were examined in the context of developments in 20th century graphic communication. The conference examined the history of the poster from the 'artistic' posters of the late 19th century, to the large-scale billboard campaigns of the modern day, which are an inescapable feature of the modern landscape. Margaret Timmers edited a great text "The Power…
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