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Task no. 1
Recruit recruit recruit
Look at the wartime recruitment posters from the collections of the State Library, below. Answer the following questions (in your responses, consider the use of stereotypes, allegorical imagery, well-known figures, caricature and racism):
- What is the purpose of these posters?
- What techniques are used to achieve this goal?
- What broad categories do the posters fall into in terms of the types of appeals made?
- How effective do you think each of the posters would have been and why?
Design your own recruitment poster that aligns with one of the broad categories identified above.