John’s Book

It’s a little late for the July 4th celebrations, but here are a few images from an item in our World War II propaganda collection. This is a coloring book produced for children and including its own two-sided pencil that fits into a sleeve in the spine (it colors in red or blue, naturally). We have four copies (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese).


War Posters

We had a visit from some terrific RISD Intro to Graphic Arts students yesterday. They came to look at typographical broadsides and World War I and II posters from our collections. Here are some of the favorites from the WWI and II posters:

You can use the following links to download jumbo, make-your-own-poster-sized versions of the files. Keep in mind that they’ll probably take a while to download, though.

Save Waste for Explosives

Fish is a Fighting Food

Idle Hands Work for Hitler

Rationing Means a Fair Share for All of Us

This Is the Enemy

The Forest Fire Demon

Art Education in “Schools at War”