Monday, March 24, 2008

Words to Live By: Keep Calm and Carry On

framed poster that says Keep Calm and Carry On

I first heard about the Keep Calm and Carry On poster from Victoria at sfgirlbybay, and now she's selling them (in six colors) on Etsy.

You can read the history of the poster at Barter Books in Scotland - which sells reproductions of the poster, as well as Keep Calm mugs.

While the poster was designed for WWII, the message seems to resonate with many people today; you can find Keep Calm t-shirts and tote bags and all sorts of things.

I'm guessing that in our often overly-busy lives, it's nice to be reminded to Keep Calm.

[Picture from Keep Calm Ltd, which sells the poster in various colors - as well as postcards with the same phrase. Via Anh-minh.]


jessica said...

i love this poster. have been seeing it in different shop windows.

Jeri Dansky said...

I'm so glad to hear you like the poster, Jessica. It's become very popular - and while some people make fun of it (and get tired of seeing it), I still find it appealing.