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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.
Popular Keep Calm Parodiea
Keep Calm and Cary Grant
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Keep Calm and Carrion
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Keep Calm and Carry On by Google Searches
112,164 number of ���keep calm� items listed on ebay.com
10,152 number of ���keep calm� items listed on etsy.com
15 number of original Keep Calm posters brought into Antiques Roadshow by Moragh Tumbull, believed to be the only ���stock�۪ of the famous posters