Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Keep Calm and Carry On

I love this slogan....this is what I try to live by.
Just keep moving forward...I say that all the time.
The calm part is the added element I was missing.
I wanted to share it....
so here goes.....

During the spring of 1939 and the war with Germany almost inevitable, the British Government’s Ministry of Information commissioned a number of propaganda posters to be displayed throughout the country upon the outbreak of war. The plan for the posters was to relay a message from King George VI to his people that all capable measures to defend the Country were being taken.

Using the crown of King George VI as the only graphic element it simply read, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. Although some of the posters did make it onto walls (one of which can be seen above), the poster was never officially issued and so remained almost unseen by the general public. That is until a copy turned up over 50 years later within a pile of dusty old books bought from an auction.

Sadly, we do not have any record of who originally came up with the slogan. However, the reproduction is a tribute to that unknown person who created it. People across the world are still fining reassurance in its wonderful and handsome design with the very special attitude of mind that it managed to convey.

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Si said...

This motto is TOTALLY you. That's one of the things I love about you. Mine would be PANIC, then move on.

Melanie said...

I would love this to be my motto, unfortunately I am having trouble remaining calm these days!