Why War Department?
I first became aware of WD’s Posting Sentries project around the end of 2012. An intriguing mixture of street art and history lesson, WD creates appropriately themed installations using screen-prints and stencils in disused, unloved and forgotten about wartime structures; air raid shelters, bunkers, observation posts etc. On the basis of such an intelligent, well conceived and educational project looking so visually stunning, and more than worthy of support, WD joined my ‘Artists To Contact’ list straight away. I found a selection of WD’s limited edition screen-prints at the twohundredby200 Store. Normally I buy my ApieceAmonth direct from the artist, so was massively impressed when I heard from WD that the 200 guys were acting as non-profit distributors.
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Posting Sentries: Mono Screen Print, A3 sized on 175gsm satin stock, Edition #38 of 100
Matlow: Mono Screen Print with 2 coloured hand finished ink, A3 sized on 175gsm satin stock, Edition #27 of 100
About War Department
The ‘Posting Sentries’ project is a unique undertaking by British street artist WD and is the first large scale urban art project of its kind.
All over the United Kingdom there are wartime structures that have been lost underneath the sprawl of today’s society. Not only are the structures lost but the events and people connected to them have been as well. Airfields, bunkers, coastal batteries, air raid shelters, observation points and many more structures lay hidden from the view of the 21st century. Structures from the two world wars and the more recent cold war have left their marks on both the urban and rural environments of the UK.
To ensure that the population of today will remember the stories and people behind these decaying structures, WD began posting ‘sentries’ as a way of connecting with the past. These ‘sentries’ take the form of sprayed stencil forms, pasted paper murals or specially created sculpted pieces.