31 jan. en 1 febr. lijstencollecte. Winterhulp...
The producers of propaganda complained high and low that good Dutch designers were unwilling to create posters commissioned by the Department of Information and Arts. Well-known graphic designer Jan Lavies also had no inclination to do so. Lavies had a reputation to maintain. He had worked his way up to the position of one of Holland's top designers, with international acclaim for his art deco style and his flamboyant, optimistic images with predominantly bright colours. His covers for the King Atlas and the Royal Dutch Touring Club magazine Autokampioen had made him famous. Multinationals like Shell, General Motors and Dunlop were among his regular customers.
During the occupation, his assignments decreased in number, and he became involved with forging identity papers, among other things. In 1941, Lavies was however coaxed into designing two posters for Winterhulp Nederland (Winter Relief the Netherlands), the organisation installed by the Germans to supplant the many charity organisations.
- Date of creation
- 31 jan. en 1 febr. lijstencollecte. Winterhulp Nederland. WHN.
- Object type
- War posters 1940-1945
- AE/00172 (Affiche, Lithografie), Oorlogsaffiches NIOD 1933 - 1946, NIOD/KB
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