Hans Schleger's In The Blackout

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of 3 horizontal slits) for the headlamp, an ingenious invention introduced in 1940. Indicators had to be dimmed and the red rear lamp also had to be reduced. Blackout was affecting everyone and it was the constant reminder of the War that Britain was engaged on in the home-front. During the blackout hours it was impossible to move, as walking in the streets would result in collisions with the lamp-posts and other pedestrians. Driving a car was even riskier as the number of causalities had increased in the blackouts and neither travelling in the train was an option as it was even difficult to have a grip on the time with blackness all around. Hardly a car could be spotted moving at a very slow speed along the parking lights. Head lamps and…show more content…
Most of these posters dates from 1943 and were prepared by Hans Schleger. In these posters image occupied the greater space. The emblem of London Transport was located in all his posters. In figure.2.61) the image depicts the foot of a bus passenger as he steps down from the bus's exit to the pavement during a blackout. The Text is “In the Blackoutbe sure the bus or tram has stopped”. There were other posters highlighting the same theme, such as the poster by Bruce Angrave. (figure.2.69) The image is the silhouette of a businessman sitting on the road after having fallen over while getting off a bus. Slogan poster ‘In the blackout before alighting, make certain the train has stopped at a platform and that you alight on the platform side. Always have your gas mask with you’ promoted the safety measures while traveling by the bus.(figure.2.75) A poster by Fougasse shows a man getting off the bus while it’s still in motion and falls on the ground.(figure.2.79) Fougasse used a combination of humour and white space effectively to get the message across. Another image is a depiction of the rear entrance of a bus.(figure.2.87) The word 'Wait', in three-dimensional letters, is positioned at the entrance cautioning people to wait until the bus stops. A posters by Jmaes Fitton, entitled “In the Blackout Watch your step don’t alight form a moving bus”(figure.2.81) shows a man who is trying to get off the bus while the bus is still

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