Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

8. War Posters

8.13. This is Our Strength, Argriculture, National Film Board of Canada, Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, 1940-1944

Not Directed to Enemy

Caption: "Canadian agriculture has risen to the challenge of war. With new methods, greater mechanization, wider rural electrification and erosion control where needed-it can rise to the challenge of peace."

"The relative gentleness of Canada's wartime posters can be attributed in part to the fact that they were not directed at the enemy, but were intended either for home consumption or to encourage the troops overseas. Posters of occupied countries and countries in direct lines of fire were naturally more melodramatic and more persuasive. Ours were usually tame and humane attempts to cheer ourselves up and spur ourselves on. Our poster atrists resisted depicting actual conditions and attitudes in Canada., and rarely managed, or where permitted, to depict the guresome atrocities and scenes of violence which confronted men in uniform."