(Cyril Kenneth Bird) Fougasse (known as) (1887-1965)

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Be careful what you say <br/> & where you say it!  c.1940s                                          by (Cyril Kenneth Bird) Fougasse (known as)
Be careful what you say
& where you say it! c.1940s . 

 
Of course theres no harm <br/> in your knowing! c.1940s by (Cyril Kenneth Bird) Fougasse (known as)
Of course theres no harm
in your knowing! c.1940s. 

 
Strictly between you & me <br/> c.1940s by (Cyril Kenneth Bird) Fougasse (known as)
Strictly between you & me
c.1940s. c. 1940s

 
Whatever your game theres a BOOK <br/> that will help you c.1940s by (Cyril Kenneth Bird) Fougasse (known as)
Whatever your game theres a BOOK
that will help you c.1940s. c. 1940s

 
Biography
Cartoonist, illustrator and designer, Bird studied engineering at King's College, London, but also attended classes at Regent Street Polytechnic S of Art and Bolt Court, Fleet Street. WW1 injuries prevented his practising as an engineer, so he took a course with Percy V Bradshaw's Press Art School, and his work soon appeared in Punch. He became art editor of the magazine in 1937, then was editor for four years from 1949. Bird's sparse, graphic style became famous during WW2 when he designed posters for the government, notably 'Careless Talk Costs Lives'. He also exhibited extensively at the Fine Art Society and at RSA. He illustrated a number of books, including 'A Gallery of Games', 1921, and 'The Changing Face of Britain', 1940. He was master of the Art Workers' Guild for a time and on the council of both the Imperial Arts League and the SGA. He was married to the artist Mary Holden Bird and lived in Sussex.