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Deja vu

Help Unsell the War...Again
There was a government agency in 1914-1918, the Committee on Public Information, whose job was to sell the case for war. Hundreds of artists donated their time and talents to the Division of Pictorial Publicity, including James Montgomery Flagg. Originally published as the cover for the 6 Jul 1916 issue of Leslie's Weekly, this portrait of "Uncle Sam" immediately became an American icon of patriotism. Over four million copies were printed between 1917 and 1918.

In the 1970s, a grass-roots anti-war publicity campaign was begun by the Committee to Help Unsell the War. Hundreds of artists and advertising folks donated their time and talents to the cause. The "I Want Out" poster was created for this campaign as a serious parody to Flagg's "I Want You" version.

Now, more than ever, we think it's time to get Uncle Sam working once more -- to bring our troops home. We've re-issued the 1971 work as an 18" x 24" poster and letter-sized flyer. Reproduce as many as you can and post everywhere.

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I Want You, 1917

I Want You James Montgomery Flagg recruitment poster

JPG [ 3601 downloads ]

James Montgomery Flagg
Committee on Public Information,
Division of Pictorial Publicity

Washington, DC, USA

Posted 15 Nov 2005

| I Want Out, 1971

'I Want Out' 1971 anti-war poster

JPG [ 3309 downloads ]

Steve Horn, photo
Larry Dunst, art direction
Committee to Help Unsell the War
Washington, DC, USA

Posted 15 Nov 2005

| I Want Out, 2005

'I Want Out' poster re-issue ( free 18x24 JPEG version)

JPG [ 10031 downloads ]

PDF [ 2109 downloads ]

www.BloodForOil.org
San Diego, CA, USA

Posted 15 Nov 2005

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Flyer

'I Want Out' flyer ( free letter-sized JPEG version )

JPG [ 4020 downloads ]

www.BloodForOil.org
San Diego, CA, USA

Posted 15 Nov 2005

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