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10 Iconic Political Posters

8. “He’s Watching You”

Designer: Glenn Grohe
Purpose: Poster for the Office of Emergency Management
Year: 1942 

Glenn Groche’s poster for the Office of Emergency Management depicts the image of a dark menacing German soldier watching the viewer. The poster was intended to scare the audience into adhering to wartime rules about secrecy and warn them about the possibility of spies. Unfortunately, a survey of the American public revealed that many of the population were confused by the image, either thinking the helmet was representative of the liberty bell, or mistaking the “he” for a boss character and not an Axis spy.

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