Original Fougasse Careless Talk poster 1940

Careless Talk Costs Lives

'Fougasse' (Cyril Bird)

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  • Condition: B+ (small area of loss bottom left)
  • Date: 1940
  • Designer: 'Fougasse' (Cyril Bird, 1887 - 1965)
  • Publisher: Ministry of Information
  • Size: 200 x 315 mm

One of 8 ‘Careless Talk’ posters designed by ‘Fougasse’ (Cyril Bird) for the British Ministry of Information. Amongst the most famous posters produced during the Second World War, Bird’s comic images introduced a much needed, and popular, element of humour into the government’s propaganda campaign.