Alfred Leete – Illustrator (August 28, 1882, Northampton – June 17, 1933, London)
At NARAN-HO Design, web design specialists in Marbella, we continue to show you our sources of inspiration and this time we are going to refer to the work of Alfred Leete, British illustrator and graphic artist, known for his advertising posters.
His most iconic contribution to 20th century popular culture was the 1914 Army Recruitment Poster, which depicts British Minister of War Lord Horatio Kitchener pointing a finger at the audience to join the army. It appeared as the cover of the weekly London Opinion magazine in September 2014, before transforming into a poster. It is the best-known war poster of all time and has inspired many adaptations.
Leete was also the creator of two comics called “Schmidt the Spy” and “Bosch the Soldier” during the First World War. Both were allied propaganda
Leete joined the British Army in 1916, serving in France on the Western Front. He was part of the Artist Rifles, a regiment made up largely of painters, sculptors, engravers, musicians, architects, and actors. Some of the artists who joined the regiment included William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. It was around this time that he changed his typical drawing style, characterized by drawings with large subtitles, adopting a new style with delicate drawings and watercolor.
Alfred Leete also produced posters for London Underground, Bovril, Ronuck Polish, Pratt’s Petrol, Connolly Leater, and Rowntree’s Chocolate, among others.
For us, at NARAN-HO Design, posters are a source of inspiration and allow us to incorporate different elements into our services such as graphic design, branding + branding, web design, etc. We invite you to contact us.
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