During the Second World War, Captain Games, holder of the unique title of ‘Official War Poster Artist’, designed a hundred posters for army use. Several designs were adopted for civilians by the Ministry of Information. Many of these photographs have a story to tell, like his infamous but highly successful ATS Blonde Bombshell recruiting poster. Games used numerous innovative photographic tactics to portray his philosophy of “Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means” in his works, as he is the son of a photographer.
Abram Games’ graphics have appeared in the majority of graphic design books. This is the first and only book to focus exclusively on Games’ wartime work. Abram Games’ estate retains his extensive archive, which includes a memo from Winston Churchill, personal correspondence, press clippings, sketches, paintings, and maps for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs, as well as photographs from his seven years in the army.