Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On a visual history

1939 April- Europe Prepares for War.

British Government commissioned three propaganda posters. Freedom is in Peril Defend It With All Your Might (400,000)

Your Courage Your Cheerfulness Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory (800,000)

June- posters prepared by an unknown designer.

August- off to the printers

September- copies distributed within 24 hours outbreak of war.

Keep Calm and Carry On- 2,500,000 printed to be used only in the event of a German invasion limited distribution.

2000 The poster resurfaces in a used book store in the north of England.

Believed to be one of only 2 surviving copies (Keep Calm and Carry On)

Barter Books printed off 500 copies- enough to plaster ceiling the Sistine Chapel

Sold out by 2001


National newspaper publishes a copy of the print- the trend blows up! Barter Books starts selling 3,000 posters a week.

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Keep Calm and Carry On

shared by forevermelody on Apr 20, 2012 in Other

Keep Calm and Carry On

shared by forevermelody on Apr 20, 2012 in Other


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It seems you can step out your front door without seeing the words "Keep Calm and Carry On" on a t-shirt, coffee mug or poster. Where did this comforting phrase come from and what launched it into the...
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