Civil Defence Handbook no.10: Advising the Householder on Protection against Nuclear Attack
UK  V&A, 1963
In 1963, the Home Office and Central Office of Information distributed this handbook for the civil defence, police and fire services to advise the public on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. The booklet told people what to do to protect themselves, their family and their home. From how to build an outdoor fall-out shelter and putting together a survival pack to what to do if a warning sounds, this is a terrifying glimpse of life under the threat of nuclear attack. Published to coincide with the V&A’s Cold War Modern exhibition, this fully illustrated facsimile is also an excellent example of graphic design and illustration from the period.