Designed to Make You Want to Work for Your Country

March 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

World War II poster

Original World War II Poster by Jean Carlu “Give ‘Em Both Barrels”

“Give Em Both Barrels”
Jean Carlu (1900-1997)
Offset Lithograph
printed 1941 in the US by the Office of War Information
Restored tape stains
Jean Carlu was a prominent French Poster artist, born at the turn of the century.  One of his first posters was a World War I reconstruction poster created in 1920. Carlu was invited to come to the US during the occupation.  While here, he created two posters for the Office of War Information, the agency responsible for keeping propaganda ‘on message’.  “Give ‘Em Both Barrels” is one of the most sought after WWII posters because of it’s machine age design. This style was rarely achieved in other WWII posters by American artists.

This post was written by  Elizabeth Norris, owner of Vintage European Posters.
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