Saturday, May 30, 2009

Keep Calm and Carry On - and Variations Thereof

original Keep Calm and Carry One poster

An old poster from wartime England has become a huge hit - the message must resonate with many of us. You can now find this slogan on t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, key rings, and much more.

This can certainly be good advice for those sorting through lots of papers, or other clutter. (But please also take this advice: Pace yourself. Take breaks. Don't try to solve months or years of paper pile-up problems in one marathon session. Keep on - day by day, week by week - and you'll get there!)

Keep Calm and Carry On laptop skin from Schtickers

What's new in the Keep Calm world? How about this laptop skin, from Schtickers.

Keep Calm and Carry On Lip Balm

And then there's the lip balm.

Keep Calm and Carry On Shopping tote bag

Of course, anything this popular is bound to get parodies. This shopping bag is clever - but since (unwise) shopping can lead to clutter, please be careful out there!

Freak Out and Cry a Little poster

And if you'd prefer a reminder that it's OK to lose it sometimes, this might be the poster for you.

Related Posts:
Words to Live By: Keep Calm and Carry On
Keep Calm: An Update
For 2009: Keep Calm and Carry On (or not)


Claire Josefine said...

Along similar lines, a client of mine has "Don't Panic" -- from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- on her computer screen.

As always, i enjoy your posts and am amazed at your research skills.

Cheerio! :-)

Claire Josefine
author of The Spiritual Art of Being Organized

Carmen said...

I LOVE this, and the fact that I'm moving to England - it's perfect! :)

Struggler said...

I think I like the freaking out one... even though I probably need the 'keep calm' message much more.
Thanks, very humorous post!

Jeri Dansky said...

Claire, Carmen and Struggler: I'm so glad you all enjoyed this one.

The Redhead said...

Who did the Freak Out and Cry A Little poster? It cracks me up

Jeri Dansky said...

The Redhead, that poster came from an Etsy shop where it is now sold out.