Give it Your Best, Charles Coiner

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Artist   Charles Coiner - View Bio
Title   Give it Your Best
Date Of Work   1942
Dimensions   28.5" x 20"
Notes   Give it Your Best -Buy War Bonds, 48 Stars in this American flag. Much more strait forward than the Jasper Johns version, this is as American as apple pie. A fantastic and rare morale poster from World War 2. While Coiner expressed no regrets about serving "the wheels of industry", saying, "If we had better designers working with industry or with government, we might not have a better world but it would surely look better." As a designer of war posters, civilian defense logos, and the Blue Eagle symbol of the National Recovery Administration under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Coiner’s influence extended well beyond the world of commerce.
The Stars and Stripes in red, white and blue spendor. Powerful in its simple and bold presentation, by some accounts a forerunner of the series of paints by Jasper Johns.
Reference: Word & Image p.91, Berman 43, Design for Victory p.13, Posters for Victory p.10, Judd 2.12
Price Category   Category C  View Price Categories
Inventory Number   8183