Thursday, July 22, 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On: The Poster and Beyond

Keep Calm and Carry On poster

I've been following the Keep Calm and Carry On phenomenon for a while now - the poster that took off and spawned a whole range of other products, including a number of parody posters.

Keep Calm and Carry On luggage tag

Well, it's time for an update. John Lewis has a number of Keep Calm products, including a water bottle and a first aid kit - and this luggage tag. [via Kitchen Critic] Update on Oct. 24, 2011: John Lewis no longer carries the luggage tag - but many other place do, including Decorative Things. And the first aid kit, no longer sold by John Lewis, is also available elsewhere.

Keeo Calm and Carry On bumper sticker, on car

Decorative Things has a Keep Calm bumper sticker - as well as golf balls and a Christmas ornament.

Keep Calm and Carry On rubber stamp

You can also get a Keep Calm and Carry On rubber stamp.

Keep Calm and Carry On poster - in Welsh

But what really inspired this post was the Keep Calm poster - in Welsh. [via Retro to Go]

Related Posts:
Words to Live By: Keep Calm and Carry On
Keep Calm: An Update
For 2009: Keep Calm and Carry On (or not)
Keep Calm and Carry On - and Variations Thereof
Keep Calm and Carry On: The Latest Take-Offs
A Holiday Reminder: Keep Calm and Carry On


Marcie Lovett said...

I have been admiring the poster for a while now and wondered what the origins were. Thanks for sharing fun items, as always.

Anonymous said...

I saw a great spoof on this on cafepress a while ago: ... I love your blog, btw!

Pauline Wiles said...

When I last visited the UK, I found a mug in the same style, with the words "When in Doubt, Brew Up".
Since tea is pretty much my answer to everything, I snapped it up!

Anonymous said...

hi there, dani from rubber soul here. thanks so much for the mention of our keep calm rubber stamps! it's been such a fun product to have, and we enjoy how it speaks to people all around the world, having shipped them far and wide. stop by and say hi in our shop if you ever get up north, and thanks again so much!

Jeri Dansky said...

Marcie, glad you enjoyed the post - and Anonymous, I'm glad you're enjoying my blog!

Struggler, I found your mug. It sounds perfect for you.

Dami, I was delighted to include your rubber stamp. I just looked at where you're located; you sure live in a pretty part of the world!

Anonymous said...

I have a question that's completely unrelated to this post, but I wasn't sure how else to ask. Do you have any creative ideas on storing medications? Our family has about 2-3 bottles each that must be taken every day. I know not to keep them in the bathroom, but I am at a loss as to where to keep them. Right now, they are in a tupperware bowl that I keep on the kitchen counter. I'm looking for something more efficient that I could use. Any ideas?

Mary N said...

To RZ: I store my 3 med bottles in a hanging denim purse in my closet. I put the meds weekly in a 7-day organizer and keep that out only.

Jeri Dansky said...

RZ, I saw someone recently who kept the family meds in a breadbox on the kitchen counter.

Mary N., thanks for sharing what works for you!