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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Flying this Flagg seems appropriate for today

I seemed to have picked up a book cover in my box of papers from 1917 featuring an adaptation of one of Robert Montgomery Flagg's iconic war posters. This cover was made for a reversible book about the Army on one side and the Navy on the other. Flagg is best know for the "I want you!" Uncle Sam poster. Which was later ripped off by Cheap Trick (which, come to think of it, was a cheap trick!). 
What you may not have known is that Flagg based his Uncle Sam poster on a similar one used in Great Britain. When he created it for the recruiting effort in WWI he actually used his own image for that of Uncle Sam, just adding age and a goatee to the image.
Read more about this amazing artist here.

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