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… we can talk quite freely here of course

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1966 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
    Evans, Eileen Margaret, born 1921 (artist)
    H.M. Government (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.212-1982

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case DR, shelf 8, box EDUC8

Physical description

Colour offset lithograph poster showing two men in conversation, against a background of a giant human ear. With a speech bubble containing ‘… we can talk quite freely here of course’ and 'Keep Our Secrets Secret' lettered in the bottom-right corner of the design.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1966 (issued)

Artist/maker

Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
Evans, Eileen Margaret, born 1921 (artist)
H.M. Government (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

' … we can talk quite freely here of course'
Lettered as part of the design, within a speech bubble.

'Keep Our Secrets Secret'
Lettered in the bottom-right corner of the design.

Dimensions

Height: 76.1 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Descriptive line

'… we can talk quite freely here of course'. Colour lithograph poster encouraging secrecy. Designed by (Edward) Reginald Mount and Eileen Margaret Evans. Issued by Her Majesty's Government, Great Britain, 1966.

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 lithograph

Subjects depicted

Men; Secrecy; Ear

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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