Careless Talk

Once an indelible part of Britain’s wartime landscape, the spirit-lifting propaganda posters of Fougasse gleamed with simplicity, humour and deft, subtle artistry.

Fougasse was the pen name of cartoonist Kenneth Bird, who was art editor of Punch throughout the Second World War. Working unpaid for the Ministry of Information, he created a whole series of wickedly funny yet unwaveringly pointed posters on the theme of ‘Careless Talk Costs Lives’.

Now the brilliance of Fougasse shines on 80 years later, reproduced in the form of postcards, posters, magnets and coasters for an exclusive new Memory Lane range.