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The German occupation brought unexpected possibilities for some designers. Advertising designer Arend Meijer, who had previously headed a small company in The Hague, was commissioned to design a poster for the Air-raid Defence Service.
Meijer's work was to the propaganda makers' liking, and new commissions were soon pouring in. Before long, the staff of Studio Arend Meijer had grown from four to thirty employees, and the company moved into a new office building on the Laan van Meerdevoort in The Hague. A dedicated NSB supporter himself, Meijer never forced his convictions on any of his employees.
In 1944, Meijer felt compelled to act upon his political conviction. He moved to the east of Holland to volunteer for the Landwacht, the NSB police that assisted the Germans. His staff carried on the work. Arend Meijer was later accused of enemy collaboration and sentenced to four years of imprisonment.
- ontwerper: Arend Meijer
- Date of creation
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- Object type
- War posters 1940-1945
- AF/01176 (Affiche, Lithografie), Oorlogsaffiches NIOD 1933 - 1946, NIOD/KB
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