Beat Back the Hun!

The mind reels that the Nazis would invoke the Klan in an attempt to demonize the US.

Life Magazine is running a selection of WWII propaganda posters, in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the start of the the Second World War.

I’ll admit it, I have a soft spot for the most romanticized period of 20th century. The epic fight of Good versus Evil. The last Good War. The rapid advances of technology. The streamline styling of the era. The Greatest Generation had class and style. (Levittown not withstanding.) It set in motion all the changes of the latter half of the 20th century.

The poster art always really grabbed me. (Such as the Varga Girls, whether on a calendar, or a warplane.) It’s probably one of the most easily recognizable art forms of the era. It’s what initially drew me to Shepard Fairey’s work, until I realized that I had all the original images sitting on my hard drive, and decided he was DJ Fuckface. (Don’t miss the remix!) (Yeah, yeah. I know.)

via BoingBoing