Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday- Celebrating the Letter F

THIS IS AN
      ALPHABE-THURSDAY POST
 TODAY'S LESSON IS ALL ABOUT THE LETTER  "F"
                              as in "Fougasse"

    You may think Fougasse is a type of bread from French cuisine and sculpted or slashed into a pattern resembling an ear of wheat... or a type of pastry from Monaco topped with almonds and nuts, but there's something else, more interesting .......

             Today's Letter "F" celebrates Fougasse (cartoonist).  He was known throughout the world by using that pen name.  He was born on 17 December 1887 in London as, Cyril Kenneth Bird and he died on 11 June 1965.
                      Fougasse, was a British cartoonist best known for his editorship of Punch Magazine and his iconic World War II warning propaganda posters.  You can still see his work in various places.  For instance this was taken at Swindon, England at The Great Western Steam Museum.


This was one of  "Fougasse's" posters.


This poster was part of his series "Careless Talk Costs Lives" and was deliberately intended to be humorous....... During a time when Fougasse had many topics at hand to get thoughts out to the world through his illustrations.



By Fougasse, A Federal Art Project, between 1941 and 1943.


To better understand how "Fougasse" became his pen name..... He was injured seriously at the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I and invalided out of the British Army (hence his pen name Fougasse is a type of mine)




While he designed these effective propaganda posters including the famous "Careless Talk Costs Lives" series during World War II he also worked for free for the Ministry of Information, designing posters and for his work he was awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1946.


You may recall his famous butler carrying a tray photo which since 2009 has been used to illustrate the front page of the British Airways' First Class Menus.


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27 comments:

Tracy said...

I have seen the cartoons did not know the creator how appropriate that we are near to the birth date
Thank you for teaching me something new today

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Lovely history lesson....

EG Wow said...

I have seen these posters in books about the Second World War but I knew nothing about the artist.

jfb57 said...

How interesting! I love those cartoon / social comment posters. Good to know more about the artist. Good 'F' post!

from my wicked ways to turning a phrase said...

I thought I knew a lot about cartoons and their creators seems I"m rusty on this influential one. thank you for making me now have to go look up all I can on the man.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

He did such a wonderful job of making his words to vivid pictures!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

He did such a wonderful job of making his words to vivid pictures!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Very interesting post. I hate to admit it, but I didn't know that was the name of a bread either. I learned something new today.

Diane said...

Very interesting...I learned something new!

Wanda said...

I've heard the phrase "loose lips sink ships" here in the U.S. for years. I'm guessing it was coined in WWII also. You've prompted me to see what I can out about it...

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Annesphamily said...

Fabulous job of posting today! I like learning a little bit of history here! Thanks for sharing.

anitamombanita said...

How interesting. Thanks for sharing that. I'm a huge fan of vintage posters and am always keeping my eye out for interesting ones. I'll be checking him out for sure!

If you go to my post for today, you'll see a Norman Rockwell poster in the background of a couple of the photos (The Four Freedoms).

Cool post!!

Andy said...

Hello.
I learned something new today. The posters are great. Pastry from Monaco topped with almonds & nuts sound pretty inviting too.
Thanks for sharing & visiting. I appreciate the comment.

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Riet said...

What a great F post. LOve it

laurak@forestwalkart said...

((F word...well, that wasn't the first F word that came to mind...) ha!

i never heard this F guys name...and didn't recognize any of his posters...BUT when you mentioned the chef with the plate!! yes!!
so...the posters he did were all about not giving 'secrets' away during the war??!! i wonder where Mum's the word...or loose lips sink ships...came from?! him?

nice F'ing post karen! uh oh...did i really say that?!! sorry... :/

Francisca said...

I'd forgotten the name, but I recognized the poster style and know the butler carrying a tray! My chances of remembering Fougasse now? Slim... I am SO bad with names. Fine F choice!

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice pics and i love that one on the top of your blog :)

Judie said...

Karen, this post is great FUN! I learned something new today, thanks to you!!

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Alan Burnett said...

And I did not know one of those many definitions of Fougasse, and although I vaguely was familiar with the cartoon style I did not associate it with any one artist. Thanks for running such an encyclopedic blog.

☆☆Mumsy said...

Fantastic post, and wonderful information! I've learned something new today!

Splendid Little Stars said...

This was most interesting!

storybeader said...

very interesting. Thanks for the fun posters! {:-Deb

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Very interesting. I learned something new today! I love his style.
Dana

Gattina said...

Very interesting ! I know his cartoons but I didn't know the man !

Jenny said...

Very Fascinating. . .

I absolutely love art work like this. . .

My best wishes for a blessed and beautiful holiday for you and yours. . .

Fantastic job. . .

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