Erdt: Our Bluejackets 1917.



Hans Rudi Erdt Our Bluejackets 1917. Bold image of a Bluejacket, stark and crisp in in his uniform, standing on the foredeck of a battleship under the twin barrels of thee forward turret.   Erdt’s economic design using areas of flat color, hand-drawn lettering and semi-abstract background shapes owes to avant-garde artist Hans Hohlwein’s graphics. 57×37 mint near, conservation backed.

Bibliography: Aulich Posters of Mass Communication, page 71, Imperial War Museum Posters of the First World War p. 60.