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Patrick Cokayne Keely was a designer of posters, press advertisements and trade matter, producing work for London Transport, Southern Railway and the Post Office before the Second World War.

During the war, Keely produced posters for Ministry of Information targeting the Ministry of Labour and National Service campaigns including accident prevention.

His work at the time was notable for its use of few objects or symbols together with rich colours making a bold visual message. This, allied with his design style to deliver the message in shorthand, ensured it was comprehensible to everybody and resulted in some of the most striking wartime posters.