By cripes! That would save the army hundreds of quids!

Unit Army Inventions Directorate
Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV02339
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 27.4 x 19 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description offset lithograph on paper
Maker Gurney, Alex
Melbourne : Army Inventions Directorate, [N.D.] (S.L.: F.W. Niven PTY)
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian Second World War poster. The top half of the poster features a cartoon by Alex Gurney of an Australian soldier having a bright idea. The title for the poster is written into the soldiers' speech bubble and the caricature representing the idea popping out of the soldiers head is a mosquito instead of a light bulb. The poster is designed to encourage people to come up with ideas on saving waste or to think of new inventions for equipment. The lower half of the poster is all text directing people where to send their ideas in each state capital.

Alex Gurney was a cartoonist, most famous in the Second World War for his comic strip 'Bluey and Curley', first published in the Melbourne Sun, in February 1941.

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