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31,541. This fantastic poster [Thatcher & Reagan]: She promised to follow him to the end of the Earth; he promised to organise it. (Great Britain & England & Cold War & Poster & Thatcher) Dominic Sandbrook, Strange Days – Cold War Britain III
63,890. Bernhardt: The public went wild for the poster – as quickly as Gismonda was put up, she was taken down again. (Art Nouveau & Poster) Stephen Smith, Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau I
85,580. A good poster is a visual telegram. A M Cassandre, French illustrator
96,703. The walls were covered with huge Liberal and Tory posters, which showed in every line the contempt of those who published them for the intelligence of the working men to whom they were addressed. There was one Tory poster that represented the interior of a public house; in front of the bar, with a quart pot in his hand, a clay pipe in his mouth, and a load of tools on his back, stood a degraded-looking brute who represented the Tory ideal of what an Englishman should be … The Liberal posters were not quite so offensive. They were more cunning, more specious, more hypocritical and consequently more calculated to mislead and deceive the more intelligent of the voters. (Poster & Election) Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
72,911. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly though the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quick enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.
The hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats. At one end of it a coloured poster, too large for indoor display, had been tacked to the wall. It depicted simply an enormous face, more than a metre wide: the face of a man of about forty-five, with a heavy black moustache and ruggedly handsome features. Winston made for the stairs. (Literature & Fiction & Fascism & Clock & Smell) George Orwell, 1984 p1
72,615. On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the posted with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran. (Fascism & Big Brother & Poster) ibid.
110,924. Americans began to notice the posters almost overnight. Within weeks they were everywhere … America was suddenly at war. (World War I & Poster) The Great War II