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If you are clueless about the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters, here is a little history lesson. In 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War, the British government produced the Keep Calm and Carry On propaganda poster. The sole purpose was to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion. Seeing only a limited distribution supply, it was barely known by the general public. The poster was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products. There are only two known surviving examples of the poster outside government archives.

Scan of the original 1939 Poster

Ever since the rediscovery, inspired ranges of clothing, mugs, doormats, baby clothes and other merchandise has been on sale. Online parodies of the poster also started to emerge with similar type but changing the phrase or the logo. According to the Bagehot column in The Economist, the poster’s popularity “taps directly into the country’s mythic image of itself: unshowily brave and just a little stiff, brewing tea as the bombs fall.” This phenomenon keeps trucking and raised our curiosity of when it will cool down. The bottom line is that we have nothing against this propaganda poster and love the creativity it has transmitted.

Note: All images are linked to the source. You can also buy most of the posters listed below!

Keep Calm Xcode by Michael Flarup

Keep Calm by Michael Flarup

Keep Clean by Julie Ann Horvath

Keep Calm and Punch people in the face

Freak Out and Throw Stuff Poster Print

Nyan Cat Keep Calm and Nyan Poster

Keep Calm Konami by Dann Matthews

KEEP CALM Mario by Jerbing33

Keep calm and Believe in Sherlock Holmes by Nacchan

KEEP CALM Burger King by Jerbing33

Keep Calm and Click On by Rachel Ballard

Keep Calm Knight by Barn Bocock

Keep Calm Vodka

Keep Calm Series-Keep Calm and Go To Hogwarts

Keep Calm Cause Honey Badger Don’t Care Print

Keep Calm And Ink On

Keep calm and drink wine

Keep Calm Mac User by Ron Guyatt

Keep Calm Siri

Keep Calm and Read Books

Cookie Monster – Keep Calm and Carry On Poster

Keep Calm and Beer Pong

Keep Calm Pokemon by Lycanstrife

Keep Calm and Kill Zombies Black and White

Keep Calm and Game On

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

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