Thursday, September 10, 2009

She may be.... DUURRRTTTYYYY

This little piece absolutely had me cracking up. Now, I know std's are no laughing matter but one really has to laugh about the way social and political propaganda posters were put together in the earlier parts of last century. The techniques that are being used in this poster are obviously appeal to fear and sexuality, but i feel it also has implications of simplification. It is basically saying if you hang around women who dress in a certain manner or wear thick lipstick and make-up... YOU WILL GET THE CLAP!! Looking further into the poster, I am wondering if the poster was used to warn our soldiers about the dangers of French women and their propensity for being loose during WWII. It is extremely apparent that this poster was to scare all males from 18 to 40. So, to all the guys out there... don't take home the chick in the beret, smoking a lucky strike. She's been tainted!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Haha! This is an excellent image. The makeup and pouty lip is a perfect touch. Even the shading and highlighting on her face makes her look sort of sickly.