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A poster is a piece of printed paper used for broadcasting a visual message. It is designed to be displayed on a wall or other vertical surface with some sort of glue, usually a cornflour-water mixture. Posters are intended to be eyecatching, but also to convey information. They are often used to advertise a product or service, or by political parties and protestors as a form of propaganda. They are usually pasted on walls, but some are placed in designated advertising frames in locations such as metro stations, some of which appear to be backlit.
- 1 Fallout and Fallout 2
- 2 Fallout 3
- 2.1 Vault-Tec Industries Posters
- 2.2 U.S. Propaganda
- 2.3 Chinese propaganda posters
- 2.4 Enclave Propaganda
- 2.5 GNR Ad
- 2.6 Bowling Advertisement
- 2.7 Nuka Break
- 2.8 Sugar Bombs Ad
- 2.9 Giddyup, Buttercup! Ad
- 2.10 Museum of Technology poster
- 2.11 Super-Duper Mart posters
- 2.12 Chryslus Motors Posters
- 2.13 DC Area Hospital Jobs poster
- 2.14 Eye Test
- 2.15 DCTA Ad
- 2.16 Freddy Fear's House of Scares
- 2.17 The Adventures of Captain Cosmos
- 2.18 Radiation King Ad
- 2.19 Abraxo Cleaner Ad
- 2.20 Lamplight Caverns
- 2.21 Point Lookout posters
- 3 Fallout: New Vegas
- 3.1 NCR Propaganda Posters
- 3.2 Sunset Sarsaparilla Posters
- 3.3 Poseidon Energy Posters
- 3.4 REPCONN Aerospace Posters
- 3.5 REPCONN HQ Museum Posters
- 3.6 Nellis Air Force Base: KEEPING AMERICA SAFE!
- 3.7 Sierra Madre Posters
- 3.8 Lucky 38 Posters
- 3.9 Gomorrah
- 3.10 Billboards
- 3.11 Fancy Lads Advert
- 3.12 pre-War Entertainer posters
- 3.13 Love Sets Sail!
- 3.14 Cosmic knife
- 3.15 Hoover Dam Posters
- 3.16 Vault 11 Electoral posters
- 3.17 Zion National Park posters
- 3.18 US propaganda billboards
- 3.19 Old World Blues
- 4 Fallout 4
- 5 Fallout Tactics
- 6 References
Fallout and Fallout 2[edit | edit source]
Buy War Bonds[edit | edit source]
Slide 7 of the Fallout intro.
The Vault Of The Future[edit | edit source]
To Build A Better Tomorrow[edit | edit source]
Ripper![edit | edit source]
Tokyo Decadence[edit | edit source]
New California Republic[edit | edit source]
Peace for Today[edit | edit source]
Fallout 3[edit | edit source]
Most of the posters seen in Fallout 3 are advertisements, and are seen pasted onto walls in the game world as decal textures. They are also seen in the projector slide-show menus and loading screens. Most of the posters found in the game world were put up before the Great War and have miraculously survived the inhospitable post-apocalyptic environment for 200 years. Because of this, they are all bady torn.
Vault-Tec Industries Posters[edit | edit source]
We'll Be There[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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?[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Children are the Future[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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![edit | edit source]
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![edit | edit source]
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".
U.S. Propaganda[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
"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[edit | edit source]
"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[edit | edit source]
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...[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Propaganda from the People's Republic of China
Long live the People's Liberation Army![edit | edit source]
A Chinese propaganda poster featuring the Gauss rifle. Translation: "Long live the People's Liberation Army!"
Chinese soldier[edit | edit source]
A Chinese propaganda poster. Translation: "Long live the People's Liberation Army!"
Enclave Propaganda[edit | edit source]
Propaganda from the Enclave.
GNR Ad[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
An advert for a bowling alley, depicting a family out for a night there.
Nuka Break[edit | edit source]
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
Concept art created by Adam Adamowicz.
Sugar Bombs Ad[edit | edit source]
Giddyup, Buttercup! Ad[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Super-Duper Mart posters[edit | edit source]
From groceries to electronics...[edit | edit source]
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 ![edit | edit source]
This poster details the positions available at the Super-Duper Mart.
Chryslus Motors Posters[edit | edit source]
Corvega[edit | edit source]
Ad for the 2 Door Bubble Top Corvega.
Poster created by Adam Adamowicz.
In-game implementation of the art created by Adam Adamowicz. The engine designation of the car type and the slogan was removed.
Corvega Atomic V-8[edit | edit source]
Ad for the new Atomic V-8 engine line of Corvegas.
Poster created by Adam Adamowicz.
In-game implementation of the original art created by Adam Adamowicz.
DC Area Hospital Jobs poster[edit | edit source]
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"
- "Interminable Blood Donor"
- "Bedpan Unsullification Technician"
Eye Test[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
"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[edit | edit source]
"Lamplight Caverns" and Murray the Mole.
Point Lookout posters[edit | edit source]
Funnel Cakes[edit | edit source]
Ruzka the Wonder Bear[edit | edit source]
WANTED Wan Yang[edit | edit source]
Fallout: New Vegas[edit | edit source]
In addition to a few old ones from Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas features a whole new set of posters. Unlike the ones in Fallout 3, the majority of posters in this game were made post-war, or at least continue to be relevant in their original purpose (as is the case with the New Vegas city complex).
NCR Propaganda Posters[edit | edit source]
Careless Talk Costs Lives[edit | edit source]
An NCR Poster featuring an NCR Trooper, and above the trooper it reads: "What I know-I keep to myself" and below it reads "CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES," an obvious reference to the "careless talk costs lives" propaganda featured in Britain during World War II.
Do Not Eat Irradiated Food[edit | edit source]
This poster is a warning to NCR Troopers about eating irradiated food, which reads: "The NCR needs you strong. Do Not Eat IRRADIATED FOOD".
He fights for your FREEDOM![edit | edit source]
This propaganda poster is advertising the New California Republic Rangers. It reads: "People of New Vegas... This is your FRIEND! He fights for your FREEDOM!" This is a reference to a series of propaganda posters from World War II depicting soldiers in a near identical manner.
The Legion Awaits at the Gates of Hell[edit | edit source]
This poster shows a picture of Legate Lanius with silhouettes of many other Legion members behind him and the profile of an NCR soldier at the bottom. It reads: "The Legion awaits at the gates of Hell... and the NCR is gonna send 'em IN!"
Loaded?[edit | edit source]
This propaganda poster is meant to scare NCR troopers about any STDs they might get from the prostitutes of New Vegas, it reads: "Don't take chances with pick-ups... Loose women may also be Loaded with Disease."
Women of the NCR[edit | edit source]
You are his Bitch![edit | edit source]
An NCR poster showing Vulpes Inculta of the Frumentarii over a green background with the text "When you steal NCR equipment, tools, and personal property... YOU are his BITCH!" The lettering underneath states "NCR Office #679 - Dept. 5 Poster Series 379"
You Bring Democracy to This Land[edit | edit source]
A simple brown flyer with the text "NCR Trooper... YOU bring DEMOCRACY to this land.
The lettering undeneath the image image states "NCR Office #503 - Dep. 5 Poster Series 71A"
BRING VICTORY![edit | edit source]
A torn poster of a Bear and Bull fighting with BRING above and Victory! below.
Bitter Springs regulations[edit | edit source]
A dirty paper poster found throughout the Bitter Springs refugee camp. This poster lists all the camp's regulations.
- Sundown curfew
- No squatting within view of camp
- Keep your food, water, and pets away from camp supplies - no mixing
- Claimants seeking property of kin: Bring quartermaster details + witness.
- Triage decisions appeals no longer accepted
- No firearms use
Sunset Sarsaparilla Posters[edit | edit source]
Build Mass with Sass![edit | edit source]
The first one shows a man in a red and white striped suit lifting a barbell with little effort while drinking Sunset Sarsaparilla. The text reads "Build Mass With SASS - Sunset Sarsaparilla". "Sass" meaning stewed fruit or fruit sauce.
A Fresh Delight![edit | edit source]
The next poster shows a girl with braids about to drink from a bottle. The text reads "A Fresh Delight - Sunset Sarsaparilla".
Freshen Up![edit | edit source]
The last poster depicts a man and woman wearing bathing suits and holding a Sunset Sarsaparilla Bottle. The text reads "Freshen Up With Sunset Sarsaparilla".
The Most Popular Beverage in the West![edit | edit source]
A large billboard of a cowboy drinking a bottle of Sunset Sarsaparilla. It reads: "The most popular Beverage in the West!" and beneath the logo is "Made with pure sugar cane!"
Poseidon Energy Posters[edit | edit source]
Dawn Of A Golden Age[edit | edit source]
The first one is very simple with a large Poseidon Energy logo in the center, the words "HELIOS One" as seen on the HELIOS One complex itself above the logo and the text "The Dawn Of A Golden Age" under the logo.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Begin Your Odyssey With Us[edit | edit source]
The second one has the text "Begin Your Odyssey With Us", and shows the Greek god Poseidon blowing into the sails of a Greek galley. These are obvious nods to the other uses of code names from Ancient Greek mythology such as Helios and Archimedes. Also by saying "Odysey" it refers to Odysseus from the greek myth Odyssey.
Ruler of The Tides of INNOVATION![edit | edit source]
The last one starts with the text "Ruler of The Tides of INNOVATION!" with Poseidon below on a mountain top holding his trident. Below is in a light blue box is the company logo and name.
REPCONN Aerospace Posters[edit | edit source]
The posters issued by REPCONN Aerospace are all orientated toward its employees since REPCONN wasn't a company that built devices for commercial use. The posters all have to do with the heavy safety measures that are active in all REPCONN facilities to prevent corporate espionage. You can see that the posters are from REPCONN because they all have a small REPCONN Aerospace logo in one of the corners. They are misspelled however and read REPCON instead.
Only You Can Prevent CORPORATE ESPIONAGE[edit | edit source]
This poster shows the silhouette of a man wearing a raincoat with the collar up and a hat groping towards the files in a drawer of a filing cabinet. This poster was probably issued together with the message found on terminals in the REPCONN Test Site about who you shouldn't tell about what you where working on at REPCONN.
SECURITY Is Your Duty[edit | edit source]
This poster shows a the silhouette of a walking man with a hat and a suitcase while the background shows two wide-open eyes again. It serves the same purpose as the "corporate espionage" poster.
Wear Your badge! IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE![edit | edit source]
This poster shows a man in a black suit wearing a tie with his hands up and a terrified look on his face while a sentry bot is closing up on him from behind. This poster is still a warning to all people trying to scavenge the REPCONN headquarters where the security system will activate hidden sentry bots if the player is not able to show the correct keycard for that floor to the facial recognition scanners.
YOU! Employees Are Our Greatest Asset[edit | edit source]
This poster shows three REPCONN employees behind each other, all facing the same direction.
REPCONN HQ Museum Posters[edit | edit source]
Advertisements for the guided tours of the REPCONN/RobCo exhibition at the REPCONN headquarters. Both feature a highly stereotypical and boxy red robot that bears no real similarity to the models of robots that RobCo manufactured.
Blast Off to the Future![edit | edit source]
This advertisement also lists the museum's operating hours, which are still maintained by security robots 200 years later. The player, like any pre-War attendee, may only tour the museum between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The billboard also mentions a gift shop, a reference to the rocket souvenirs, with their radioactive contents.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Hold up, Rocketeers ![edit | edit source]
The poster further reads: Looking for a tour? Blast up Highway 95 to REPCONN HQ in lovely Henderson!
Nellis Air Force Base: KEEPING AMERICA SAFE![edit | edit source]
The poster shows a typical American family standing hand in hand on a field with five airplanes coming overhead.
Sierra Madre Posters[edit | edit source]
Adverts for the Sierra Madre casino.
Begin Again[edit | edit source]
An advertisement for the Sierra Madre Casino, a location in the New Vegas add-on pack "Dead Money." It features the actress Vera Keyes in a flowing gold dress.
Sierra Madre[edit | edit source]
An advertisement that shows a woman in a black cocktail dress standing in a doorway with three Ace of Diamonds in the background.
Salida Switching Station[edit | edit source]
A diagram of the switches of the Salida del Sol switching station.
Lucky 38 Posters[edit | edit source]
Ads for the Lucky 38 casino.
Welcome to the Lucky 38 Hotel and Casino[edit | edit source]
Win Big ![edit | edit source]
Take her for a spin ![edit | edit source]
Gomorrah[edit | edit source]
Ads for the Gomorrah casino.
Brimstone[edit | edit source]
Holster your Weapon[edit | edit source]
Billboards[edit | edit source]
The Tops : Come Let Loose and get crazy ![edit | edit source]
Ad for The Tops casino.
Ultra Luxe : The best Of Everything All in one Place[edit | edit source]
Ad for the Ultra Luxe casino.
Silver Rush[edit | edit source]
Atomic Wrangler : The West's Finest watering hole ![edit | edit source]
Ad for the Atomic Wrangler casino.
Rita's Cafe[edit | edit source]
Ad for the Rita's Cafe.
Boulder City[edit | edit source]
Fancy Lads Advert[edit | edit source]
Ad for Fancy Lads Snack Cakes.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
pre-War Entertainer posters[edit | edit source]
Ali Din[edit | edit source]
Ad for magician & entertainer Ali Din.
Maxis[edit | edit source]
Wilfred[edit | edit source]
Advert for magician & entertainer Wilfred.
Danny Parker[edit | edit source]
Joey Baxter[edit | edit source]
Ad for musician Joey Baxter.
Dean Domino[edit | edit source]
Ad for singer & entertainer Dean Domino.
Love Sets Sail![edit | edit source]
Love Sets Sail! movie poster.
Cosmic knife[edit | edit source]
Ad for the cosmic knife.
Hoover Dam Posters[edit | edit source]
Ads for the Hoover Dam.
Powering and protecting our country's natural resources[edit | edit source]
Visit Hoover Dam today[edit | edit source]
Vault 11 Electoral posters[edit | edit source]
Electoral posters in Vault 11 made to promote its election and political parties.
I hate Nate[edit | edit source]
The original poster meant for Nathan Stone's run for Overseer.
I hate Kate[edit | edit source]
The modified version of the "I Hate Nate" poster now meant for his wife Katherine Stone.
Elect Haley[edit | edit source]
This poster is pushing for Donna Haley to be elected for Overseer by pointing out the "wrongs" she did.
Don't vote Glover[edit | edit source]
A poster meant to sway voters in not voting for Henry Glover.
Vote Stone[edit | edit source]
A poster urging Vault Dwellers to vote for Nathan Stone and not Donna Haley, stating that any rumors against her are false.
Vote for Stone![edit | edit source]
A poster urging Vault Dwellers to vote for Nathan Stone and not Henry Glover because he's done nothing wrong.
Play for the winning team![edit | edit source]
This poster encourages Vault Dwellers to enlist with the Justice Bloc of Vault 11. It depicts a baseball player on the front with the tag "Play with the Winning Team!"
There's a new sheriff in town[edit | edit source]
This poster encourages Vault Dwellers to enlist with the Human Dignity Bloc of Vault 11. It depicts a Sheriff winking with his two hands both pointing with the tag There's A New Sheriff in Town and he's LOOKING for DEPUTIES!
Zion National Park posters[edit | edit source]
A collection of pre-war posters issued by the Department of the Interior to promote Zion National Park.
Zion poster 1[edit | edit source]
Poster for Zion national park.
Zion poster 2[edit | edit source]
Poster for Zion national park.
Zion poster 3[edit | edit source]
Poster for Zion national park.
US propaganda billboards[edit | edit source]
On Solid Ground billboard[edit | edit source]
US propaganda billboard depicting the ICBMs housed underneath Ashton and Hopeville with the slogan reading Building The American Dream... ON SOLID GROUND!
Our Children billboard[edit | edit source]
US propaganda billboard depicting several children at play with the background of a nuclear power plant a three cooling silos with phrase overhead reading Our Hope For Our Children.
America's Bright Future billboard[edit | edit source]
US propaganda billboard depicting the 14-star flag swaying in the wind at dawn with the phrase America's Bright Future In YOUR Hands!
Old World Blues[edit | edit source]
- A IS FOR AMERICA!
- B IS FOR BOMB!
- C IS FOR COMMIE!
- D IS FOR DIRTY COMMIE!
- Bake Sale Sign
- School Banners (Green Large & Small)
Fallout 4[edit | edit source]
Chryslus Cherry Bomb[edit | edit source]
Fallout Tactics[edit | edit source]
A majority of the posters in Fallout Tactics are actual American World War II propaganda posters.
War bonds[edit | edit source]
Poster promoting war bonds (seen on walls in cities).
Wanted for Murder[edit | edit source]
Poster promoting confidentiality.
WHO wants to know?[edit | edit source]
Silence is security.
Keep it up Brother![edit | edit source]
Poster promoting industry and work in a time of war.
- Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.209