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1940s Anti-pest Campaign Poster by Storm P - Original Vintage Poster

1940s Anti-pest Campaign Poster by Storm P - Original Vintage Poster

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"Pests in cereals and flour destroy at least 2% of Denmark's harvest".

- So warns this Danish campaign poster that encourage farmers to take care of the grain and help prevent the spread of the pests. The poster even asks farmers to send live animals to the "Grain Pests Committee" (in a box in a letter). Then free guidance or if necessary a free consultant visits are provided.

This is a very nice and historical poster which was in a humorist and cartoonist style displays how little beetles are invading a farm.

The poster was designed by Storm P. (1882-1949). Storm was a Danish cartoonist, writer, animator, illustrator, painter and humorist. He is known almost exclusively by his pen name Storm P. but his real name was Robert Storm Petersen.

Storm P. left about 60,000 drawings and 100 paintings of varied quality. His drawings are very often illustrated jokes, or series of a theme besides artist sketches. Among his favorite themes are the vagabonds – who are portrayed as grotesquely dressed-up petty philosophers – and the circus milieu that he regarded with much warmth.

He is perhaps best known for his Storm P machines, comic drawings of machines that perform very simple tasks through an unnecessarily complex and usually humorous series of actions. Other cartoonists who are known for similar machine drawings are Rube Goldberg and Heath Robinson. Besides that, he illustrated many books, often written by congenial authors – Mark Twain, Jerome K. Jerome and G. K. Chesterton, among others.


Artist: Storm P. (signed in print)

Print: Lithography

Dimensions: 18.1 x 25.2 in (62 x 100 cm).

Condition: Excellent condition - very light signs of handling - please see pictures.

Country: Denmark

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REF: L5701

Materials: Original Vintage Poster

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