Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On

This short film explains the origins of the adage "Keep Calm and Carry On," which I didn't even know had history behind it. Apparently it started as part of a propaganda campaign in Britain during WWII meant to keep the people from panicking in times of desperation. One of the original posters, which was found in a British book shop, looks identical to the posters that are reproduced today. It's hard for me to imagine what I consider such a modern looking, simplistic design hanging up around 1940s wartime England. But I guess a 1940s wartime British person would be more than disbelieving that a simple poster would make such resonance in 2012.

Cute little documentary, right?

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