Eight original designs for the 'Careless Talk Costs Lives' poster campaign.
Designs for wartime information campaign 'Careless Talk Costs Lives' by Cyril Kenneth Bird 'Fougasse', 1940
© The artist's estate
- Pen & pencil & watercolour on paper
- 33 x 20.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,000 ( Total: £37,000)
- Acquired in:
- Hilary Gerrish and Neil Jennings Ltd
The designs are close in appearance to the issued posters and show the development of the final slogan which started as 'Careless Talk May Cost Us All Dear'. The campaign revolutionised official propaganda by using humour.
Artist's family; Christopher Gage of Marlborough; Hilary Gerrish and Neil Jennings Ltd, 2004.