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Poster - Get In Shape For Civvy Street
  • Get In Shape For Civvy Street
    Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996
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Get In Shape For Civvy Street

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1945 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
    War Office (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.298-1971

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 66, box C

Physical description

'Get In Shape For Civvy Street'. Colour offset lithograph poster advertising a scheme open to repatriated Prisoners of War due for release on discharge from the Army. The design depicts the silhouette of a man cut out of a red door with 'Get In Shape For Civvy Street' lettered above the image and 'Civil Resettlement Units' lettered in white capitals below the image.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed and published)

Date

1945 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
War Office (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'A. Games'
Signed

'GET IN SHAPE FOR CIVVY STREET'
Lettered above the image

'CIVIL RESETTLEMENT UNITS'
Lettered in white capitals below the image

'P.R.123'
Numbered

Dimensions

Height: 74.2 cm, Width: 48.4 cm

Descriptive line

'Get In Shape For Civvy Street'. Colour offset lithograph poster advertising a scheme open to repatriated Prisoners of War due for release on discharge from the Army. Designed by Abram Games and issued by the War Office during the Second World War, Great Britain, 1945.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1971

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Door; Silhouette

Categories

Propaganda; Prints; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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