Thursday, September 6, 2012

Poison Gas Booklet

A small booklet issued by the Union of Democratic Affairs to illustrate the danger posed by poison gas. the 1930s were jittery years for many as the almost inexorable feeling that war was coming was heightened by written works and films (such as HG Wells The World to Come). This booklet is distinguished by having a cover designed by the well-known artist Edward MacKnight Kauffer. There can be no denying the boldness - and directness of the artwork.


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