Keep Calm and Carry On – a motivational slogan from a desperate time, reborn as a modern icon. Funnily enough, it was never used for real in World War II. It was only intended to be used if Britain was invaded and, luckily, that didn’t happen.
If you want to make a statement in your room decor, you can’t go far wrong with a ‘Keep Calm’ poster. The original version is great with its eyecatching red and no-nonsense statement from a time of the great British upper lip, as you can see here.
Or perhaps, that’s too brash or doesn’t go with your decor, in which case why not consider this more easy-on-the-eye cool blue variation? Though it looks quite green to me; maybe a variation on the recent controversy about the blue or white/gold dress?
Anyway, these days, the Keep Calm slogan has been redeveloped for a modern age, spawning a whole series of quirky and mischievous variations on the simple but so memorable original. For the tea drinkers among us, this might be the ideal one with a nice soothing background colour.
And here’s a great one for the person who loves subversive humour. I don’t suppose the original creators of the poster would have been impressed!
This is just a small selection of the great Keep Calm posters available. You can find more at AllPosters.com. They would look great with some of the themed pillows and bedding available, as seen here or with the matching mugs.
History of Keep Calm …
By the way, if you want to know where it all started, here’s the history of the Keep Calm and Carry On slogan, and some information about Barter Books, the bookshop which bought a box of books at auction that contained one of the rare original posters, and first popularised the slogan.
Top photo (c) florentine