Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we face various announcements and notices demonstrating the correct form of behavior (e.g. keep your distance, put on your mask, and sneeze into your elbow or a handkerchief). Are these very different from the old routines?
The poster collection in the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Hungarian National Gallery there are 18,000 posters in addition to the work of other graphic designers (ranging from the designs for printed material to leaflets). Browse a selection of these online and find out more on the old, tried and tested genre of poster art, placards which were to educate the public about health issues. (The zenith (so far) was the 1960s when posters even exhorted people to wash their hands before eating.)