The story of “Keep Calm and Carry On”

9 Mar

The British “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster has become ubiquitous in the design community, inspiring numerous of spinoffs, like my favorite, “Keep Calm and Drink Tea.” I must admit though, that I’d become a bit tired of this trend – probably because its been pinned and repinned a bazillion times on Pinterest. However, my love for this iconic poster was renewed after watching the below short video on its history. I’m fascinated by every detail of this story – from the color of the historic print to its inspiring message to the amazing vintage bookshop where it was brought to light once again.


via BarterBooksLtd

What are your favorite “Keep Calm and Carry On” inspired designs?

xoxo, Andi

One Response to “The story of “Keep Calm and Carry On””

  1. bunchkel March 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Had no idea the history, thought it was a spoof on the current monarchy. good on it! 🙂