So I’ve decided to look at the WW1 posters, focusing on the illustration style and colour scheme and I hope to mimic both of these in my poster, I will also be looking at the letters which were written to family and friends.
I really do like the style of the posters during this era, there was no fuss just an urgency to get the point across and the imagery always seemed to be striking, not something you would walk past!
1. This image is probably my favourite because during WW1 women took over all the factories and took care of what the men would normally have done this then gained them their independence and the right to work and eventually the right to vote and be “equal to men” . so the woman being the focus of this poster and the message being intended solely for women is why I like it much, even the way she is stood just makes her look dominant and “free” ( in a sense of being a woman not in the sense of war ) .
2. This one I more chose for the composition of the poster, i like the idea of looking up to the soldiers, both literally and metaphorically.
3. This is probably the poster everyone remembers and i dont like it, I find that man really intimidating and quite scary! BUT the colour scheme is what i was looking at and its muted colours with red to get your attention.
4. This poster had the most “colour” out of the british posters i chose i again chose this one for the composition although i don’t like the positioning of the text.
5. There seemed to be alot more detail in this German poster and it looks like it was done using water colour as apposed to the english posters which look more traditional.
6. This poster was a bit grim, he’s sort of stood looking proud and there’s fire behind him … not sure if he set the fire or not but he looks intimidating yet not as much as the english man with the mustache. I like how theres alot of bright yellow in this poster even if it has been dulled down by the masses of blacks and greys, I dont think i will go in this direction but its nice to see a “colourful” poster when they all seem quite dark.