|Title||Address your Letters Plainly|
|Collection||Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict - The Visual Culture of Public Information and Counter Information|
|Printer||Johnson, Riddle and Co Ltd, Penge, London SE20|
|Publisher/Sponsor||General Post Office; HMSO|
|Creator Date Of Birth||30-Sep-14|
|Creator Date Of Death||1997|
|Concept||civilian effort, communications, postal services|
|Description||whole: the title reads left to right, across the majority of poster surface. The word 'Letters' is incorporated into the centrally positioned image.
image: a large red fountain pen and two letters placed upon a partially visible blotter.
text: ADDRESS YOUR LETTERS PLAINLY
PRINTED FOR H.M. STATIONERY OFFICE BY JOHNSON, RIDDLE AND CO., LTD.. PENGE. 51-2406 P.R.D 262(2)
|Object||pen, envelope, blotter|
|Id Number Current Accession||IWM PST 3469|
|Location Creation Site||Great Britain|
|Measurements Dimensions||268 mm x 1068 mm|
|Format Series Notes||P.R.D. 262(2). 51-2406.|
|Event||WW2 British Home Front|
|Related Country||Great Britain GB|
|Biographical Notes||Eckersley was born in Lancashire and studied at Salford College of Art. He worked in London as a graphic designer from 1934, in partnership with Eric Lombers until 1940. He was appointed teacher of poster design at the Westminster School of Art in 1937, working there until 1939.
He came to prominence as a graphic designer during the Second World War, designing posters for public service agencies such as the Ministry of Information, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, and the General Post Office. He also served as a cartographer with the Royal Air Force.
He established a successful freelance graphic design practice in 1945, working for various organisations, including London Transport, the General Post Office, London Press Exchange, W.S. Crawford, British Aluminium, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and KLM.
In 1948, Eckersley was awarded an O.B.E. for his services to British poster design. Additionally, he was a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists, a Member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, Governor of Gravesend School of Art, and Senior Lecturer at the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts from 1957 to 1976.
|Rights||IWM reproduction right|
|Style Period Period||1939-1945|