Keep calm and carry on


Don't keep calm and carry on.

We have this poster, the one on the left, hanging in our kitchen. Apparently we aren't alone in this. I like it, because it reminds me of my family, and because I think

it's the sort of thing it's helpful to see first thing in the morning when the day is smacking you upside the head with its dayness and you haven't had your tea yet.

I'd always thought of it as a poster that was up during The Blitz, but apparently, it was actually held back for use during the expected invasion, which puts a different color on it. (The designer of this poster version also put a

different color on it, of course.) The previous posters in the series read "Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory." and "Freedom Is In Peril." I'd be happy with a set of all three.

BoingBoing brings word of a version for today, whipped up in response to the Grauniad article linked above. I like it too. If the artist gets around to selling nice prints in a matching size, I'd be pretty happy with a set of both. But the new one would have to go somewhere where I'd see it after I've had my tea.

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