Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Don't Brag About Your Job

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1964 (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.211-1982

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Colour offset lithograph poster encouraging secrecy. The design shows an illustration of a man wearing a brown and white striped shirt with a blue bow-tie and dark-coloured V-neck jumper. He has his head turned to the side, with his mouth open. The word 'SECRET' is lettered multiple times in red, flowing from his brain and out of his mouth. All against a white ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1964 (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

'ISSUED BY H.M. GOVERNMENT'
Lettered in top-left selvage.

'SECRET'
Lettered multiple times in red as part of the design, across the man's head and pouring from his mouth.

'DON'T / BRAG / ABOUT / YOUR / JOB'
Lettered in white on the man's jumper.

'KEEP OUR SECRETS SECRET'
Lettered in black, with the final word in red, along the bottom-right selvage.

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm, Width: 50.6 cm

Descriptive line

'Don't Brag About Your Job'. Colour offset lithograph poster encouraging secrecy. Designed by (Edward) Reginald Mount and Eileen Margaret Evans 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

Bow tie; Secrecy; Shirt; Man

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.