Date of publication: Februray 2011
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
The most eye-catching and iconic examples from the internationally renowned poster collection at the Imperial War Museum in London.
More than 300 superb full-colour illustrations of hard-hitting propaganda and groundbreaking graphic art encompass unforgettable images such as Alfred Leete’s “Your Country Needs You” as well as documentary photographs of posters in situ and additional material from the world of advertising.
Covering topics as diverse as advertising in World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, Germany and Occupied Europe in World War II, anti-nuclear campaigns and Vietnam, the book is comprehensive, accessible and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in history or graphic design.
James Aulich is a Reader in Visual Culture at the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) and organized the large international collaborative project entitled Posters in Eastern and Central Europe (PEACE). He has written several books on the history of posters and war in Europe and Vietnam.