Imperial War Museum announces new App with ArtFinder

. December 30, 2011 . 0 Comments

Specially selected from IWM’s collection of over 20,000 posters, this new free app features over 30 of the greatest British posters from the Second World War.

Come and Help with the Victory Harvest (1945). (Unknown).

Some of these posters are famous, while others are forgotten gems. But together, their striking design, humour, memorable slogans, and above all defiant spirit, helped to carry Britain through some of its darkest hours.

The app which works with both iPad and iPhones allows users to scroll, pinch and zoom to examine each high resolution poster in detail. Users can discover the hidden stories and creators behind these works with exclusive information from IWM’s expert curators.

The collection includes some of the best-known pieces of 20th century graphic design, as well as now legendary slogans such as Keep Calm and Carry on and Dig for Victory

If users like what they see, they can share their favourites on twitter and facebook and even order their favourite posters directly from the app.

More information and details of how you can download the app are available online at www.iwm.org.uk

Category: Museum News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.