Book Suggestion: War Posters - Weapons of Mass Communication

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The book suggestion of this week is for those out that love posters, I believe everyone. The book is calledWar Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication and as the name says it's all about war posters. It is divided by wars and you can get tons of inspiration from it.

This essential publication features a wide selection of the most eye-catching and iconic examples from the internationally renowned poster collection at the Imperial War Museum in London.

"A lush catalog… exquisitely conceived and rendered."—The New York Times

More than 300 superb full-color illustrations of hard-hitting propaganda and groundbreaking graphic art encompass unforgettable images such as Alfred Leete’s “Your Country Needs You” as well as documentary photographs and additional material drawn from the world of advertising.

Through these posters, James Aulich, an international expert on posters and graphic design, examines the social, political, ethnic, and cultural aspirations of America, Britain, Northern Ireland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Covering topics as diverse as advertising in World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, Germany and Occupied Europe in World War II, anti-nuclear campaigns, and Vietnam, the book is a comprehensive and invaluable resource for anyone interested in graphic design or modern history. 300+ illustrations

War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication

War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication

War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication

War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication

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Written by

Fabio Sasso

I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.

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