Make-Do and Mend - Exhibition

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM PST 14948
Art and Popular Design
Place made
Great Britain
Subject period
  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
  • Support: Height 754 mm, Width 497 mm
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  • object category: Poster

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Object description

whole: the image is positioned in the upper two-thirds, with the title separate and placed in the upper quarter, in blue. The subtitle is separate and located in the lower centre, also in blue. The main text is separate and positioned across the top edge, in black set against a pink background, across the centre in black, and across the bottom edge in pink. Further text is integrated and placed in the centre right, in black. A blank text panel is positioned in the lower quarter. All set against a white background. image: two figures run forward toward the viewer. The left-hand figure is composed of saucepans and kitchen utensils. The right-hand figure is composed of buttons, thread card, cotton reels and a thimble. He holds a pair of scissors in his right hand, and a placard made from a ball of wool and knitting needles in his left. text: DOMESTIC FRONT MAKE-DO AND MEND MEND AND MAKE-DO TO SAVE BUYING NEW HOUSEHOLD AND CLOTHES ECONOMY EXHIBITION [blank] PRODUCED FOR THE BOARD OF TRADE BY THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION PRINTED FOR H.M. STATIONERY OFFICE BY MULTI MACHINE PLATES LTD. LONDON E.C.4. 51-3685

Physical description

A blank text panel is positioned in the lower quarter for the addition of further text. 51-3685. Similar images were used on other 'Make Do and Mend' posters (see PST 14895, PST 14898, PST 14899, PST 14902, PST 14903, PST 14924, PST 14925, PST 14928 and PST 14947).

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