Thursday, June 24, 2010

Why "Keep Calm and Carry On" keeps carrying on......

In England you see it everywhere, the white letters standing against a punching red background, all topped off with a little crown; Keep Calm and Carry On. I've seen it, over here across the pond, and just assumed it was some sort of subculture or pop culture trend. Nope, I was way wrong. It started with a little known government poster to the people in 1939 and ended with unwarranted, and unimagined success out of a bookshop in 2000. If you want to read (and trust me, you need to) the whole story go here. This particular depiction of the famous saying in a brooch is from a little shop called Hoolala (but that's for the next post). just know that I want it. badly.
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