|Unit||Army Inventions Directorate|
|Measurement||overall: 27.4 x 19 cm|
|Physical description||offset lithograph on paper|
Melbourne : Army Inventions Directorate, [N.D.] (S.L.: F.W. Niven PTY)
FW Niven PTY LTD
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
By cripes! That would save the army hundreds of quids!
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.