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Fallout 3 posters

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This page lists posters in Fallout 3. Most are advertisements and are visible as both scenery items - damaged - and as background decorations in menus and loading screens, distorted to replicate the feel of a projector slide.

Vault-Tec Industries Posters

We'll Be There

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This pre-War poster depicts a cut-away of the Earth with part of a Vault shown underground, and a family with a picnic above. Vault Boy is looking down on the scene triumphantly, with the words; 'We'll Be There!' at the top. Three copies of this poster can often be found hastily plastered over the top of each other.

  • The illustration in this poster comes from a real-word Bethesda Softworks expo poster from E3 2006.

It's never too late to apply for a place in a Vault-Tec Vault

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Another piece from Vault-Tec's marketing division, It is titled; "Sign up at your local Vault shelter today!" and "It's never too late!". It shows Vault Boy holding up a form with 'Vault Shelter' written on it. A landscape orientation version of this poster exists as a billboard.

There won't really be a nuclear war - right?

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This poster from Vault-Tec gives a morbid statement about the chances of a worldwide nuclear war, and that "the Earth may be destined to die, but you don't have to!" by purchasing a place in a vault. Similar to the other Vault-Tec poster, this poster shows a happy family walking over a cutaway drawing of the earth, with a vault below, and Vault Boy giving his famous wink and thumbs up, next to the slogan; "So imagine life in a Vault-Tec vault. Not just a future. A brighter future... underground.

Vault Secure

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Children are the Future

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In white text on a black background, the poster reads, "Children Are The Future/Good Citizens Raising Good Citizens.". This poster is used in the Vault-Tec Vaults. E.g. in the Lone Wanderer's Apartment in Vault 101.

Hard Work is Happy Work

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This poster stating that "Hard Work is Happy Work" is found in many vaults to encourage residents to be more productive when working by being happy. However, during Trouble on the Homefront, the words Hard and Happy are crossed out and instead reads Work is Work.

Thank You, Overseer!

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This poster is also seen in vaults, to show the vault residents' appreciation for all the overseer has done for them. However, this is not the case when the Lone Wanderer returns to Vault 101 during Trouble on the Homefront. Rather than "Thank You, Overseer!", "Thank" has been crossed out and replaced with "Fuck" instead.

Be Aware Safety Always!

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The Vault-Tec Safety Sign is a sign that advocates for safety in Vault-Tec facilities. On a white background, the red lettering on a black diamond reads: "Be Aware Always". A red Vault-Tec Symbol is below the word "Always".

Vault-Tec supplies these signs to the Vaults prior to the Great War of 2077.

U.S. Propaganda

Propaganda issued by the United States of America meant for recruitment, buying war bonds, and warning about nuclear attack.

Helping hand to Uncle Sam poster

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This poster shows a soldier in T-45d power armor helping up Uncle Sam in front of a billowing US flag, with the caption; "Lend a hand, for Uncle Sam: Enlist Today!"

Courage Today, Victory Tomorrow

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This poster shows a US soldier clad in power armor standing triumphantly atop a pile of dead red Chinese soldiers, and planting the US flag. It is accompanied by the caption; "Courage Today, Victory Tomorrow".

The poster was created by Adam Adamowicz.

War Bonds

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"Support our troops! Buy war bonds today!" this poster reads. It shows Lady Liberty pointing at the reader. War bonds were presumably a method the US armed forces used to acquire additional revenue from civilians.

Civil Defense Administration poster

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"Where will YOU be when the holocaust comes?" asks a fireman, pointing at the viewer in an Uncle Sam fashion with one hand, holding a shovel in the other. In the background there is a post-apocalyptic urban wasteland and a mushroom cloud. This poster was designed and published by the Civil Defense Administration. The poster bears a striking resemblance to one used by Lenin to recruit people for the Red Army, as seen here.

Children's "Duck and Cover" education poster

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A less frequently encountered poster, this one was created by the Civil Defense Administration to educate pre-War children about what to do when the nuclear apocalypse came, in a lighter fashion. It shows Bert the Turtle looking surprised by a stereotypical round, black bomb with a lit fuse in the top, exclaiming; "Oh my! DANGER!". He then hides inside his shell as the bomb detonates in a comic book style explosion, therefore protecting him from the blast. It has the caption; "Kids, learn to find shelter".

Stop The Red Menace...

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A pre-War propaganda poster depicting the "Red Menace", a devilish looking communist, picking up hard-working Americans and presumably killing them. The only way to stop this Red Menace is to enlist in the United States military.

Chinese propaganda posters

Propaganda from the People's Republic of China

Long live the People's Liberation Army!

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A Chinese propaganda poster featuring the Gauss rifle. Translation: "Long live the People's Liberation Army!"

Chinese soldier

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A Chinese propaganda poster. Translation: "Long live the People's Liberation Army!"

Enclave Propaganda

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Propaganda from the Enclave.

GNR Ad

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A GNR ad telling readers of the D.C. area that Galaxy News Radio broadcasts weather, sports, news, and traffic. It also reminds readers that Mornings with Marie airs on the station everyday from 6:00 am to 10:00 am.

Bowling Advertisement

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An advert for a bowling alley, depicting a family out for a night there.

Nuka Break

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A Nuka-Cola ad depicting a woman drinking some Nuka-Cola while on a break from working on an atomic bomb.

Poster created by Adam Adamowicz

Sugar Bombs Ad

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This poster advertises the pre-War breakfast cereal, Sugar Bombs and the fact that a free Captain Cosmos decoder ring came with every box.

Giddyup, Buttercup! Ad

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Giddyup Buttercup was a pre-War robot toy marketed towards girls. It emulated, with questionable proficiency, the behavior of a real horse. The ad declares the toy to be "Every girl's fantasy, Now a reality" for "Only $16,000," which suggests the future US economy in the Fallout universe is massively inflated.

Museum of Technology poster

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This poster advertises main attractions at the Museum of Technology, the Vault demonstration, the Virgo II Lunar Lander and the planetarium, but not the Gigantomax theatre.

Super-Duper Mart posters

From groceries to electronics...

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This poster shows one male and two female customers pushing shopping carts in the Super-Duper Mart, some in-game brands are shown in the carts including Salisbury Steak and Abraxo Cleaner. It reads; "From groceries to electronics, gardening supplies to home decor, Super-Duper Mart has it all!" followed by details of a weekly offer - in this case Salisbury Steak.

Now Hiring All Positions !

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This poster details the positions available at the Super-Duper Mart.

Chryslus Motors Posters

Chryslus Motors ads for the Corvega car line.

Corvega

Concept art created by Adam Adamowicz.

Ad for the 2 Door Bubble Top Corvega.

Poster created by Adam Adamowicz.

Corvega Atomic V-8

Concept art created by Adam Adamowicz.

Ad for the new Atomic V-8 engine line of Corvegas.

Poster created by Adam Adamowicz.

DC Area Hospital Jobs poster

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Usually found in hospitals, it depicts a nurse holding up a crutch and a plate with a slice of watermelon and a bottle of pills on it. The caption reads: "You don't need a Howitzer to be a Hero!" followed by a paragraph stressing the importance of obscure hospital jobs in saving lives. It lists example positions such as:

  • "Candy Striper"
  • "Puppeteer"
  • "Interminable Blood Donor"
  • "Bedpan Unsullification Technician"

Eye Test

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The Eye Test, or eye chart, is a type of medical equipment used for testing vision acuity. Identified as a Snellen chart, the chart is printed onto a sheet of paper. This chart has nine lines of block letters, with each line, the number of letters increases and the height of the letters decreases. This poster is found mainly in hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities.

DCTA Ad

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This poster, captioned "DC's fastest highway is underground," advertises the D.C. Metro system and its special monthly ticket.

Freddy Fear's House of Scares

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This poster advertises the pre-War emporium by the name of Freddy Fear's House of Scares, "for all your Halloween needs!". It shows illustrations of five children wearing Halloween costumes, a boy wearing pretend US power armor, a girl wearing a stripey top and an orange skirt with a black poodle on it, a girl dressed as Lady Liberty, a boy wearing a vampire costume and a boy dressed as a red Chinese soldier.

The Adventures of Captain Cosmos

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This poster advertises the pre-War science fiction TV show, The Adventures of Captain Cosmos, and displays the show's protagonist, Captain Cosmos posing with a blaster pistol wearing a skin-tight spacesuit and a classic goldfish bowl helmet. Co-star Jangles the Moon Monkey sits on his shoulder, clad in similar attire. The show was aired every Thursday at 8PM.

Radiation King Ad

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This poster is larger than all the other posters and is usually mounted high on wall. It advertises the audio-visual equipment company Radiation King and shows the company's mascot - who else - the Radiation King holding up a radio and a television set with rays of radiation behind him. He is standing atop the Radiation King logo.

Abraxo Cleaner Ad

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"Abraxo Cleaner for all your cleaning needs" the poster reads. It depicts a Mister Handy robot (unusually outfitted with two pincer hands) in a kitchen, holding up a box of Abraxo Cleaner and a scrubbing brush.

Lamplight Caverns

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"Lamplight Caverns" and Murray the Mole.

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