America's answer! : production.

One of 388 posters in the series: American War Posters available on this site.


Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 76 x 102 cm.

Creation Information

Carlu, Jean. 1942.


This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Poster Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 4133 times , with 88 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.


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  • Carlu, Jean. Jean Carlu (May 3 1900, Bonnières-sur-Seine, France - Apr 22 1997, Nogent-sur-Marne, France). Carlu was born into a family of architects. Although planning to become an architect, at 18 Carlu had an accident that cost him his right arm. He went into graphic design and became known for his posters. He was heavily influenced by cubism, with its angular forms and spatial nuances. He worked for an advertising firm, and created posters and images that would become the fore-runners of today's trademarks and logos. Carlu spent World War II in the United States, and created a number of major poster designs aiding the war effort.




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  • Main Title: America's answer! : production.
  • Alternate Title: Production, America's answer
  • Series Title: American War Posters


Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 76 x 102 cm.


"U.S. Government Printing Office: 1942-O-454042"

"Division of Information, Office for Emergency Management, Washington, D.C."--Printed at lower right corner of picture with U.S. Seal.

Poster was issued prior to the transfer of the Information Division, OEM to the OWI (Exec. Order 9182, June 13, 1942. See note on p. 961 of 1942 Mocat.)

Most sources attribute poster to Jean Carlu. Signature on poster appears to be Jean Carlu. However, the GPO Monthly Catalog attributes to Jean Carll.

Listed in Library of Congress Prints and Photographs catalog.

Another copy in UNT Libraries collection (previously classed 940.54 no.21--see DB #60).


Item Type


Unique identifying numbers for this poster in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 61
  • Government Documents No.: PR 32.409:AM 3/2
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Carlu 1
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2844541 | External Link
  • OCLC: 45288766 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc575


This poster is part of the following collections of related materials.

World War Poster Collection

From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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Creation Date

  • 1942

Coverage Date

Start & End Dates

  • 1939 - 1945

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 8:55 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2015, 6:33 p.m.

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Carlu, Jean. America's answer! : production., poster, 1942; Washington D.C.. ( accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.