Give 'Em Both Barrels · Jean Carlu · 1941

mass production
battle for public space
anti- corporation

Style: propaganda

Genre: political

Location: store fronts, walls

After WWII broke out, posters were aimed to mobilize sentiment and drum up war support. Recalling the Uncle Sam poster, propaganda graphic visuals were often pictorial, relying on familiar conventions of realistic illusion. However, flat and obold imagery like Jean Carlu's poster also functioned symbolically. Carlu repetitively juxtaposes a worker against a combat soldier, making a connection between what they represent. The silhouette of the soldier has a sense of solidity and foce by contrast against the lighter tones. This parallel juxtaposition portrays the common goal between the soldier and the worker indicated by a shared effort aimed in the same direction.