Monday, August 22, 2011

Keep calm and carry on!

The Keep Calm and Carry On Poster, which was originally posted around Britain during World War II, has been making its rounds in the blog world in various versions for months now.


Upon the outbreak of World War II the British Government's Ministry of Information commissioned posters to be distributed throughout the country as a means of allaying public fear. Three different posters were produced and while the first two designs were widely distributed the third poster, simply bearing the words 'Keep Calm and Carry On' along with the royal crown, was held in reserve intended for use only in times of extreme crisis.

Although hundreds of thousands of these posters were produced, only a handful ever saw the light of day. Even now 'Keep Calm and Carry On' is a phrase which perfectly encapsulates the traditional British 'stiff upper lip'.

Posters are available in nearly every color imaginable on etsy.com! From rugs to t-shirts, the age-old expression has made its way to every home and fashion accessory you can think of. Even plasters...


I'll do admit that on some of the slogans, I can't help but smirk at the interpretations of the poster. It has now made it to my computer with the "Keep Calm and Carry" On Laptop Decal.


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