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Education: new knowledge, new wonders, new pleasures

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Nottingham (printed)

  • Date:

    1943 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
    Thomas Forman & Sons Ltd (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.887-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR27

Physical description

'Education - new knowledge, new worlds, new pleasures', World War II ATS poster, depicting the silhouette of a large yellow hand, which fills most of the space. A globe marked with the word 'education' is held between the thumb and forefinger of the hand, and a thin ribbon-like band connects this globe to several other spheres, and, in the foreground, it extends in front of the hand to become a blue banner with the words 'new knowledge, new worlds, new pleasures', with the words paired together in the colours black, white and black respectively.

Place of Origin

Nottingham (printed)

Date

1943 (made)

Artist/maker

Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
Thomas Forman & Sons Ltd (printers)
H. M. Stationery Office (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Education'
Incorporated into the design, the word is printed on a globe in white letters

'new knowledge new worlds new pleasures'
Incorporated into the image, in black letters (first two and last two words), and white, against a blue 'banner'

'Apply to your ATS Education Officer for particulars of the Army Education Scheme'
Below image

'A. GAMES'
Artist's name, red, upper right corner

'PRINTED FOR H.M. STATIONERY OFFICE BY THOS. FORMAN & SONS LTD., NOTTINGHAM 51-4448'
Printers details, lower edge from left-hand corner

'P.R. 99'
Lower right corner

Dimensions

Height: 75.4 cm, Width: 49.2 cm

Descriptive line

'Education: new knowledge, new wonders, new pleasures' World War II poster depicting a hand holding a globe, designed by Abram Games, printed for HMSO by Thomas Forman & Sons Ltd., England (Nottingham), 1943

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Planets; Science; Education; Banners; Spheres; Hands

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Science; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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