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Cyril Kenneth Bird, official war artistCyril Kenneth Bird CBE (1887 - 1965)
Biography

Cyril Bird went under the pen name of Fougasse. He was born in London and was seriously injured at the battle of Gallipoli in the First World War. In 1916 he made his first contribution to Punch magazine, and went on to contribute to several British newspapers and magazines. Between 1937 – 1949, he became the art editor at Punch, and during the Second World War, offered his talents for free for the Ministry of Information, designing humorous propaganda posters, including the famous “Careless Talk Costs Lives”.


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careless talk costs lives, cyril bird
DON'T WASTE FUEL CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES
 



[Paul Nash] [Augustus John] [Austin Spare] [Bruce Bairnsfarther] [Alfred Lee] [David Bomberg] [Eric Ravilious] [William Rothenstein] [Leonard Raven-Hill] [Frank Brangwyn] [John Lavery] [Francis Dodd] [Stanley Spencer] [Mervyn Peake] [Muirhead Bone] [Cyril-Bird] [William Roberts] [William Orpen] [Mark Gertler] [Philip Steer] [John Hassall] [Wyndham Lewis]



Lifeboat Institution, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Lifeboat Institution


Victory, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Victory


Winston Churchill, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Winston Churchill


Salon des Armees, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Salon des Armees


Soldier Dreams, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Soldier Dreams


Salon des Armees, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Salon des Armees


Love Story, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Love Story