Design for Victory: World War II Poster on the American Home Front
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Design for Victory: World War II Poster on the American Home Front

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Inciting Americans at home to do their part in producing for the war effort, the poster-inexpensive, accessible, and ever-present-was an ideal agent for making war aims the personal mission of every citizen. From 1941 to 1945, government agencies, businesses, and private organizations issued an array of poster images linking the military front with the home front, calling...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Princeton Architectural Press
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Mollie Katie
If you’re looking for high-quality images of iconic World War II posters, this book delivers. A must-see for anyone interested in mass media, advertising/marketing, and graphic design. And a good fit for our Twitter culture this Veteran’s Day weekend.

I have always been interested in this era, because my Grandfather served in the Navy during World War II. But this book resonates today, especially with the wars going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how they are “marketed” to the American people ba...more
Jane
A nice collection of posters from during and after WWII.

Relevant and quotable: "In pitting the strategy of truth against the strategy of terror, we cannot stop to educate--we must win the war. We must state the truth in terms that will be understood by all levels of intelligence. Further, we must dramatize the truth." (p.31)

Ladies, and gentlemen, I give you TV news!!
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