Thursday, May 19, 2011

keep calm and carry on

Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion. It was little known and never used. The poster was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products. There are only two known surviving examples of the poster outside of government archives.  The poster has inspired ranges of clothing, mugs, doormats, baby clothes and other merchandise from various vendors, plus a book of motivational quotations.  Parodies of the poster, with similar type but changing the phrase or the logo, have also been sold.  Here are some fun examples!

{bandages, $8}

{mug, $15}

{bracelet, $99}

{doormat, $55}

{necklace, $17}

{tote, $17}

{large print, $35}

{sigg, $24}


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