14 March 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On...


Keep Calm and Carry on.

This slogan and poster has become very popular in recent years, with many spin-offs and some people sick of it altogether...







I noticed the clip below the other day, and thought it was pretty awesome knowing the history behind this somewhat common phrase.

Despite everyone being sick of it by now, I still think it's got a pretty nifty history.



p.s. check out the amazing bookshop!!!



So there you have it, my history lesson for the week.


14 comments:

  1. I love these posters! My favourite is eat haggis and ceilidh on! As I'm Scottish and live outside of Scotland this one always makes me think of home, I even have a print of it up in my house!

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  2. I LOVE the slogan and everything it means - I have a Keep Calm and Carry On poster on my desk and I also have the Raverly Keep Calm and Crochet on poster.
    Watched this video last week and LOVE it - oh dear we are off to Europe in 7 weeks and WOW if only we had enough time to take Mr 6 to this bookshop - he LOVES trains

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  3. What a choice video! I had absolutely no idea those posters were from the Second World War. Shows how much fashion repeats itself.

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  4. Ohhh love this. I live fairly near this bookshop and had no idea idea it existed. I am totally going soon and will share pics with you. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. that is such a great video, and i so want to go to that bookshop!!!!!

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  6. I could quite happily live in that bookshop! It looks AMAZING!!!

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  7. Love knowing the history...so cool! And amazing how far and wide the impact of these 5 words has been!

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  8. Awesome, what a graet history lesson and like Tartankiwi, I could live there too

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  9. I always thought I was missing something with all the "keep calm" stuff. Love the history lesson and it is such a very cool story! I now will feel comfortable buying something with it on! (And maybe even one day from the original bookshop!). And congrats on the 1001 posts :)

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  10. Love the little history lesson, what a lovely story. Thanks!

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  11. completely loved that video. totally want to be british. wish i could visit that bookstore every week. thanks for sharing :) congrats on the 1000 posts by the way! that's remarkable. God is good.

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  12. Thanks for sharing the video! I had no idea about the history of this popular saying.

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  13. Oh that is so lovely thank you Kristy! I shared it on my blog www.nienie.nl.nu thanks so much! do you know what font it is? it's so gorgeous (sorry designer-fangirlism!)

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