this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

sorry this is a few days late...
1918 Toronto, Bay and King streets Armistice Day



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Armistice Day
is the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compi├Ęgne, France, for the end of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning — the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." While this official date to mark the end of the war reflects the ceasefire on the Western Front, hostilities continued in other regions, especially across the former Russian Empire and in parts of the old Ottoman Empire.

They had hoped, it was the war to end all wars ...

In some ways the visual Arts and in particular Graphic design, have long played a pivitol role in the mechanisms of War. Propaganda, has always been used - for good or for bad, to articulate a nation's motivations, to define or defile an enemy, or to incite a nation to Peace or to War. here are a few examples from the First World War.

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for more information about the First World War go to www.firstworldwar.com

1 comment:

Reza said...

I am so happy this blog still exists. It continues to inspire me and get me into trouble to this day.