I recently came across a library of US WW2 Posters and pulled out a selection of examples for as a showcase of inspiration. They each rely on the basics of design; composition, typography and colour (be it a limited palette of mostly black and red inks to conform to the available printing technologies) to put across a short and concise message with high visual impact.

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One thing’s for sure – they definitely get the message across!

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  1. Wow it’s amazing how blatant their messages were! These day’s they’d be considered brash and inconsiderate. We’re such a panzy nation now. lol. Could you just imagine the sheer terror that would come upon our nation if our government were to tell us now that _they’ve got more important places to go_ HA! That president wouldn’t last long… Anyway, nice post.

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  2. Oh, sorry I didn’t realize I was on a British blog, I should clarify that I my comments were as a US citizen and I absolutely love the States! Just poking fun at ourselves a bit, that’s all. :)

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  3. These are awesome. I also love the older vintage items as you can see by my website. The war ads are some of the more interesting. I seriously doubt Americans would sacrifice the way they did back in the 40’s.

    Great site

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