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Keep What You Know To Yourself

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1964 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
    H.M. Government (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.213-1982

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 70, box D

Physical description

Colour offset lithograph poster showing a cartoon man with a zip fastening for a mouth, closing the zip with one hand and using the other to point above his head at the message 'KEEP WHAT YOU KNOW TO YOUSELF'. All against a white ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1964 (issued)

Artist/maker

Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
H.M. Government (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Signed.

'KEEP / WHAT / YOU / KNOW / TO / YOUSELF'
Lettered in black in the top-right corner of the design.

'CARELESS SHOP-TALK IS DANGEROUS'
Lettered in black, at a diagonal across the design.

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm, Width: 50.7 cm

Descriptive line

'Keep What You Know To Yourself'. Colour offset lithograph poster designed by (Edward) Reginald Mount and issued by Her Majesty's Government, Great Britain, 1964.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Zip; Man; Secrecy

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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