Impact Of World War Propaganda On Graphic Design

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Before radio, internet, television or social media, world wars posters had a significant impact on graphic design. One of the primal forms of advertisement was the posters which began to develop as a medium for visual communication in the early 19th century. They influenced the development of typography for the purpose of reading from a distance and required larger type to be produced. The poster quickly spread around the world and became a principle of the graphic design trade. Besides, Posters were used to promote various political parties, recruit soldiers, advertise products and spread ideas to the general public. International typographic style of design artists believe that it was the most effective tool for communication and their roles to the field of design rise from the effort to …show more content…
According to dictionary, propaganda is the deliberating spreading of such information, ideas or rumours. The posters that was design during world wars was highly influenced by political views and national pride. These war propaganda posters were designed to motivate patriotism, a sense of pride and a conviction to winning the war at home. Supplies were often distributed and civilians faced changes in living conditions during wartime and war propaganda poster were designed to help encounter this. Propaganda was used to spread a message to the audience, as the war was the main focus of society. During the World Wars, printing technologies allowed big production of posters and it became primary tool for war propaganda. During war time, food posters conveyed messages about vital need for food conservation, rationed goods, meatless and wheat less days, home gardening and canning. According to Graphic Designer Cory Bernat, some of the food posters are not really about food, they're about behaviour modification. Both time, with both world wars, the government needed the public to modify their behaviour for the national

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