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Progress with the RAF

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1945 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (designer)
    Waterlow & Sons (printers)
    H. M. Stationery Office (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.1878-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR19

Physical description

World War II propaganda poster encouraging enrolment in the RAF. The image is of a large blue arrow, pointing to the left, and with an RAF fighter plane upon it. Above the arrow, parallel with its edge and printed in brown are the words, 'Progress with the RAF', and below the arrow, 'Join the Regular Air Force'. The artist's name and the date, 'Eckersley. 45', are printed in the lower right corner of the poster.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1945 (made)

Artist/maker

Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (designer)
Waterlow & Sons (printers)
H. M. Stationery Office (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'PROGRESS WITH THE RAF'
Printed in brown, parallel with the upper edge of the arrow

'JOIN THE REGULAR AIR FORCE'
Printed in brown, parallel with the lower edge of the arrow

'CS8'
The issue number, printed in the lower right-hand corner

'PRINTED FOR H.M. STATIONERY OFFICE BY WATERLOW & SONS LTD. 51-1718'
Printing and publishing information, printed in the lower left-hand corner of the poster

'ECKERSLEY. 45
Artist's name, and date, lower right of the image

Dimensions

Height: 50.8 cm, Width: 76.1 cm

Descriptive line

World War II propaganda poster encouraging enrolment in the RAF, designed by Tom Eckersley, for HMSO, United Kingdom, 1945

Materials

Lithographic ink; Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Fighters; War; Planes; Military

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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