Archive | November, 2014

A recruitment poster of the stern-eyed Lord Kitchener has become a defining image of World War One. A clever illustrator's psychological trickery has spawned a thousand imitations, writes Adam Eley.

Kitchener: The most famous pointing finger Poster

It is perhaps history’s most famous pointing finger. The image of British war minister Lord Kitchener’s index finger unsettlingly aimed at the viewer remains immediately recognisable 100 years after its design. Still regularly copied in advertising, it has also served as a satirical motif in the media and inspired military recruitment campaigns across the globe. […]

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