Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

8. War Posters

8.2. World War I War Posters, c. 1914-1916

Poster War

"Recruiting poster, bond drive posters...World War I was a poster war. Tacked on walls of banks, post offices, churches, and other public buildings, these graphic reminders used the best devices of advertising to get theri points across. The war effort depended on two resources: money and men, and even if the message was sometimes too strong or the appeal too dramatic, most Canadians met their obligation to help when calle upon. "If you cannot join him, you should help her" was a common slogan used to raise money for the Patriotic Fund for servicemen's wives, orphans and widows. "