Monday, October 05, 2009

GPO Posters

The 'Designs on Delivery: GPO Posters from 1930 to 1960' website has been produced by the University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections Centre, in collaboration with the British Postal Museum and Archive. It explores how the GPO translated, often complex, messages to the public in order to educate them about the services offered by using text, image, and colour. The website is illustrated with images of all 25 of the posters, provided by the the British Postal Museum and Archive, and additional images from the Eckersley Estate and the London Transport Museum. These include four designs produced to boost the war effort on the Home Front during the Second World War.
Link: http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/postofficeposters.shtml
Access: Free