Fougasse – Careless Talk Costs Lives

9 September – 24 November 2010 ‘How carelessly we should have talked during the war but for Fougasse.’ Princess Elizabeth in 1950. In February 1940 the Ministry of Information launched a series of posters called Careless Talk Costs Lives as part of its ‘nation-wide anti-gossip campaign’. From the beginning, the witty and colourful posters by Kenneth Bird, ‘Fougasse’ (1887-1965) which showed Hitler and Goering eavesdropping in the most unlikely places attracted special attention, and seventy…

Fougasse Exhibition @ The Cartoon Musuem

Fougasse - Careless Talk Costs Lives 9 September - 21 November 2010 An exhibition of classic war-time poster designs, posters for London Transport and Punch cartoons by Fougasse from the 1920s to the 1960s at the Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH. Hopefully of interest to followers of this site. We will also be doing some talks on Fougasse during October. Comment sent to old site by Anita O'Brien [email protected] http://www.cartoonmuseum.org Read…

Ministry of Food: Opening Night

I was priviledged to have a sneak peek at this exhibition last Wednesday (10th February), as we filmed the interview for BBC InsideOut in the exhibition, in front of the posters that are highlighted in the section with Patricia Routledge, from the opening night, with many "famous faces" commenting on what they thought of it. I'm looking forward to going back for a proper look before it closes on 3 January 2011. "I think the…

The Ministry of Food (The Imperial War Museum)

A great video from the Imperial War Museum, for the newly launched exhibition "Ministry of Food".  "During the Second World War, getting the most from your little plot of land was crucial. This film, produced by the Ministry of Agriculture in 1941, explains how to prepare an area of ground for growing your veg, and shows why not having space is simply no excuse." The Imperial War Museum can be found on Twitter, YouTube, Flickr…

Anarchist Images

This exhibit was created in 1996 as an independent class project for ILS726 to be displayed in the Internet Public Library’s Exhibit Hall. All of the works displayed are owned by the Labadie Collection which resides in the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan. "The dictionary defines a poster as "a large, usually printed placard, bill, or announcement, often illustrated, that is posted to advertise or publicize something." A second definition describes posters…