Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

8. War Posters

8.10. Appeal for Discretion, Anonymous, WWII Poster, Ottawa, c. Early 1940s

Sophisticated Design-Displayed at War Production Factories

"Posters calling for discretion discouraged civilians from discussing military information. These posters were often displayed at war production factories and emphasized the danger of inadvertently leaking information."

This WWII poster, like most, was issued by the Director of Public Information, Under the Authority of the Hon. J. T. Thorson, Minister of National War Services, Canada. These are the poster themes:

Victory Bonds
Canada Food Board
War Effort and Production
Appeals for Discretion
Men of Valor