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Edwin J Embleton

An infographic depicting food cuts in famous London restaurants. From a selection of Ministry of Information printed propaganda (1939-1945) designed by Edwin J Embleton. Taken from the Edwin J Embleton Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘Food cuts’. From a selection of Ministry of Information printed propaganda (1939-1945). Uncatalogued (EBL-1).

Edwin J Embleton (1907 – 2000) is most widely recognised for his work as studio manager at Odhams Press and in the Publications Division of the Ministry of Information during the Second World War. The Archive includes a diverse range of Ministry of Information printed propaganda from 1939-1945, including over 80 magazines, pamphlets and other ephemera, mainly in English, but also in other languages including French, Spanish, Dutch and Arabic.

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A one-sided colour recruitment pamphlet for Join The Wrens. From a selection of Ministry of Information printed propaganda (1939-1945) designed by Edwin J Embleton. Taken from the Edwin J Embleton Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘Join the Wrens’. One side of two-sided recruitment pamphlet. From a selection of Ministry of Information printed propaganda (1939-1945). Uncatalogued (EBL-1).

A postcard depicting facts about the British Navy from a selection of Ministry of Information printed propaganda (1939-1945) designed by Edwin J Embleton. Taken from the Edwin J Embleton Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘Postcard’. From a selection of Ministry of Information printed propaganda (1939-1945). Uncatalogued (EBL-5).

Pages 1-2 from a pamphlet titled 'Gems of German Propaganda' from a selection of Ministry of Information printed propaganda (1939-1945) designed by Edwin J Embleton. Taken from the Edwin J Embleton Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘German propaganda through German eyes…’. Pages 1-2 from a pamphlet entitled ‘Gems of German Propaganda’. From a selection of Ministry of Information printed propaganda (1939-1945). Uncatalogued (EBL-2).

 

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Sirpa Kutilainen • January 1, 1998


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