The War on Food - Giovanni santory

This galley includes images of posters used during the two World Wars to remind the general public to conserve food and support the troops.

This poster depicts a silhouetted paratrooper and a crate marked food falling against a navy background. The poster is a reminder to the American public that soldiers are in dire need of food supplies and that they shouldn't waste anything back home. The use of the complimentary orange and blue colors really make the design of this flyer standout and deliver a message.
This poster we can see a clear dinner plate with a wishbone next to an empty glass. This symbolizes the need for having no waste when it comes to meal times. During war time food was rationed, leading the general public to have a limited selection of food and possibly small portions. The analogous colors in this poster, particularly the shade of green draw an erie picture for the circumstances.
This poster is depicts a woman wearing an American flag patterned dress throwing seeds into a field representing the recommendation for the American public to grow their own food. The bright colors of her dress against the background of the paper really put the focus right on her in the center of the paper.
This flyer is entirely text based. Reminding people to save on wheat, meat, fats, and sugar by using alternatives such as corn and fish respectively. You'll notice immediately that because there are no images there is a large amount of negative space on the paper. The flyer retains the feeling of balance and symmetry with it's use of different type sizes.
This flyer contains a wide assortment of brightly colored foods on a table against a dark green background. The text towards the bottom asks people to eat more of one food group and less of another. The placement of the text of off center and somewhat unorganized, almost like an after thought for the flyer. But aside from some poor text placement the use of a varied color palette makes the top portion of the flyer draw the eye.
In this flyer there is a line of trucks carrying food rolling over the hills towards the implied front lines of war. The lines of this flyer are less organized, almost like a comic book or graphic novel art style. It carries a very serious tone with it, and the olive military like colors really pull that concept together.
This flyer depicts a basket of produce in front of a background of cavalry. It is yet another illustration stressing the importance of food conservation for the soldiers fighting. This flyer has a great use of bright colors in both the sunset in the background and the beautiful spread of food focused in the center.
This flyer targets the younger generations during wartime food restrictions. Asking kids to do their part in food conservation by using alternative, non-wheat based cereals and leaving nothing leftover. The boy featured in the top center is really the focal point visually of the flyer, and serves as a stark contrast against the fairly empty remainder of space.
This poster contains a bright red seal as the main focal point, and claims that America has pledged 20 million tons of food for Allies and liberated nations from the war. Perhaps the use of only red and black was part of the conservation of ink for official documents too? Nevertheless, the balance and symmetry of this poster, which is unique for many in this collection, is pleasing to look at. And the limited color palette shows importance and urgency.
This poster features a collection of flags(US, UK, Belgium, Italian, etc.) waving triumphantly as the focal point of the piece. The colors of the flag contrast the dark grey and black background well. Here we also see the odd use of font case and size and a serious art style akin to a graphic novel. This is also one of the first posters that asks people to deny themselves of something as well.
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