Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Words and Pictures: Careful...

I'm a big fan of World War II Propaganda posters, particularly the themes about 'careless talk' and the thifty, 'make do and mend' themes.

Here's a few of my faves:


















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6 comments:

Sara said...

love these

Emjie said...

Wow! Some of those messages were really hardcore. The propaganda machine really drove the point home in those days.

Leonie Guld said...

These are fantastic!!

the projectivist said...

i love them too
but i'm a little confused about the last one
what are we meant to 'be sure' of exactly?!

Rebecca said...

They're awesome! Who doesn't love a little bit of propaganda?! I especially dig the car pooling one!

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

the last one I guess is buying into the paranoia ideas about spraying crops and the like, with the underlying idea that growing your own saves food stamps and money for the government.