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Don't Brag About Your Job

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1964 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mount, (Edward) Reginald (artist)
    Evans, Eileen Margaret (artist)
    H.M. Government (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • 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.

  • Marks and inscriptions

    Lettered in top-left selvage.

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

    Lettered in white on the man's jumper.

    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

  • Collection code

    Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection