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Use Your Head

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1965 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
    Evans, Eileen Margaret, born 1921 (artist)
    Ministry of Health (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.796-1969

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 68, box C

Physical description

Colour offset lithograph anti-smoking poster featuring a reproduction of a wood-engraving of a hand with palmists symbols, with a cigarette placed between the fingers. The palm printed in pink against a dark ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1965 (issued)

Artist/maker

Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
Evans, Eileen Margaret, born 1921 (artist)
Ministry of Health (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Signed.

'Use your HEAD / Don't tempt FATE' ...
Part of text of design, lettered below the image of the palmist's hand.

Dimensions

Height: 73.7 cm, Width: 48.5 cm

Descriptive line

'Use your HEAD. Don't tempt FATE ... ' Colour lithograph poster advertising the dangers of cigarette smoking. Designed by (Edward) Reginald Mount and Eileen Evans. Produced by the Central Office of Information for the Ministry of Health, Great Britain, 1965.

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

Production Note

Produced by the Central Office of Information for the Ministry of Health.

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Public health; Symbols; Palmistry; Propaganda; Hand

Categories

Prints; Health; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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