In 1973, still coming down from the harshed mellow of Watergate, a Central Intelligence Agency officer came up with what they felt would be the perfect solution to lagging morale and lackluster operation security: a motivational poster contest.
The results, apparently produced in-house, were exceedingly a product of a their time and environment …
right down to the cringe-worthy casual racism.
For the most part, however, the submissions were pretty adorably dorky, and we’ve cleaned them up a bit in case you were in the market for a new desktop background.
It’s unclear which poster ended up winning, but my personal choice, included in a separate release, has to be this gem.
Move over Dogs of OpSec. That is delightful. The full collection, hashmarks and all, is embedded below.