War had just been declared, so the British government comissioned some posters to the MOI especially made to uplift the people’s spirit. They were meant to have a bold background color, a simple yet effective tipography, the symbol of the King’s crown, and short messages.
The other two were printed, distributed and placed in public spaces such as bus stops and stores. However, the “Keep Calm” sign was only meant to be used in case Germany invaded the Great Britain. Since it never happened, the posters were destroyed, and were never used
The poster would have remained unknown forever, but in 2000 Barter Books second-hand bookstore discovered the poster in one of its books, and decided to print copies of it for its clients.
Since a long time had passed, there were no more copyright issues, and prints have been made by people all over the world.
It’s funny how, decades later, the message is still meaningful to people. I find it very inspirin and full of wisdom.
The one with the British flag is my favorite.
There are infinite options. span>
It is so popular, you can find all kinds of thing with the print.
As well as all kinds of parodies. I find this one cute.
I even found this page where you can design your own “Keep Calm” poster.
I had fun doing this:
You can even order T-shirts, posters or mugs with your design.
After so many images, I remembered I need to make one for home.
So simple and cute.
By the way, I haven’t forgotten about our little trivia from last post.
I asked you to figure out which was the Main Bedroom out of these two:
Ready for the answer? It’s option number 1!
The red room is the guest room.
How cool is that?
I want to be their guest!