During World War II, the English artist Abram Games was a British soldier working in the Public Relations Department as a graphic artist. Among the many posters he designed, was a group that dealt with war production – this one a warning to the many, mostly female munitions workers in Britain. It forcefully advises the avoidance of accidents caused by curiosity, ignorance and bravado. The warning is emphasized by a long, screwed shut coffin that stretches far into a background explosion. (An image of this poster is to be found in, “Abram Games: His Life and Work, Fig. 63, see citation in our introduction to the artist.) The simple design makes a compelling case for caution. The poster is in excellent condition and will be sent flat.
height – 28 5/8”, width – 19 1/4“