Creative Synethesia – Dan Waites

juliusklingerFor this blog post I’ve chosen Julius Klinger’s 8th War Loan poster c. 1917. This poster comes from the WW1 era of propaganda posters and depicts a snake-like monster caught in the eight full of harpoons. The colour evokes toxicity in what is represented as the “enemy” while the eight represents the aggressors and power through the use of red. This poster through its visual elements evokes a lot of movement, to be more specific, the word “squirming” comes to mind, the subject is caught and trapped, trying to escape. If the piece were to come to life I would imagine that the creature shown would be swaying back and forth violently, which would be the intended purpose of the poster and in that respect I think it is successful.