Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

8. War Posters

8.6. Action Stations Everyone Poster, L.J. Trevor, Director of Public Information, Ottawa, 1941-1942

Appeals For Discretion and Productivity

"In the Second World War, Canadian posters reflected the fact that Canada was not under attack by an aggressor on its own turf. Whereas some countries' war posters portrayed violence in graphic detail, Canada's posters are generally avoided such images.

While war posters again encourage enlistment and financial support of the war effort, advancement in communication made appeals for discretion and secrecy staple messages of many Second World War posters. Another frequent theme was the encouragement of workers to increase productivity."