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Careless Talk Costs Lives: Fougasse & the Art of Public Information

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During World War II, the British government issued a series of public warnings in the form of witty posters by the brilliant cartoonist Fougasse, a.k.a. Cyril Kenneth Bird. ("Don't forget that walls have ears!” a fashionable woman whispers to a friend, as Hitler's face peers ominously out of the wallpaper.) This illustrated tribute to one of Britain's most popular artists ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Conway (first published October 4th 2010)
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A very interesting little book detailing the life of Cyril Kenneth Bird a.k.a Fougasse, and how his quirky, irreverent cartoons struck a chord in wartime Britain through the 'Careless Talk Costs Lives' poster series. Full of excellent colour illustrations and examples of Fougasse's work, this is a great coffee table book that also includes pieces that he designed for the London Underground and some of the countless ad campaigns he worked on. ...more
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