In our last article, we touched upon the effects of World War 2 recycling posters on the wartime public, and whether or not the circumstances could transfer to the present day. Carrying on from that – and as promised – we’ve decided to bring you our top 5 recycling posters. Each of these unique designs has a great purpose and message to help awaken the minds of millions of people, making them aware of the dangers of wasting materials and what great benefits recycling can give us. At Toner Giant, these messages have resounded strongly with us, and we couldn’t be more enthusiastic in our goal to bring forth awareness of recycling.
This week at Toner Giant, we thought we’d venture into a new area of graphic design and print: an area that crosses boundaries, both creatively and politically. The subject up for review is one that effects our present situation and our near future. Today however, we go 70 years back in time to see how World War Two recycling posters effected how people practised ‘smart-living’ and went about their day-to-day lives.
We take a look at the posters, not just as artefacts of creative design, but as a reflection of the nation’s attitude and willingness to make a change! At the Toner Giant, we always love the challenges of getting something new out of an old topic, so read on as we recycle some old ideas, and you never know, you may get a new angle on home-recycling!