"We Can Do It!" "Loose Lips Sink Might Ships!" "Your Victory Garden Counts More Than Ever!"
What World War II posters lacked in subtlety, they made up for in catchy, dogmatic language. Just before Uncle Sam was urging YOU to "Buy War Bonds!" and "Be a Nurse!" Gregg Arlington was creating similarly propagandistic illustrations about books and reading.
"Don't gum up a book," his images instruct deviant young readers, and, "A book mark would be better."
Check out these lovely and peculiar posters:
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