Finding Room for Fooling: Go Online and ds106

Create a propaganda poster for ds106. Use your photo editing software of choice and write a message to inspire your fellow ds106ers (DS106 Propaganda Posters)

Do my fellow ds106ers need inspiration and propaganda? Not sure that they do, but anyway, here goes – be inspired and propagandarised ds106ers!!

My immediate thought when it comes to war propaganda posters was to use something by Abram Games. He was one of the most talented poster designers of the 20th century. However, I couldn’t find a poster that was appropriate in sufficient resolution quality to use and so I carried on looking. I then found a series of interesting posters that were made for The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in a simialr modernist style. During World War 2, RoSPA produced a series of accident prevention posters aimed at workers in factories and workshops of the British war effort. In particular, I was drawn to the posters of Arnold Rothholz, who came to London in 1933 as a student. The one I chose is called ¬†‘No Room for Horse-Play Here’:

Posters 16/10/08 018

I copied the poster into PowerPoint and removed the text from the bottom of the poster. I added ‘ds106.us’ in white using the Playbill’ font and chose an orangey-red colour for the main message to match the colour of the door in the poster. I added ‘…’ to the ‘NO ROOM FOR HORSE-PLAY HERE’ text on the poster so that my own message could be added below. At first this additional message was ‘SO PLAY ONLINE!’, but ‘SO FOOL ONLINE!’ sounded much better so there wasn’t repetition of ‘play. SO, DS106ERS, GO FOOL ONLINE! OUR STORIES NEED FOOLS!

so fool online

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