Oxford Guild of Printers

New work 2019

8 January 2019

Defense Of The Realm: Regulation 21A by Simon Pilkington

Crazy Bear Studio

A3 Poster set with wood & metal type & a linocut pigeon.

The Defense Of The Realm Act was set in place at the start of the First World War, giving the government special war time powers.

Regulation 21A was set in place to try to protect any pigeons in transit. Pigeons being vital in carrying messages for the war effort across the English Channel.

Unfortunately I didn’t have all the historically correct typefaces necessary – but it was an enjoyable print to make.