October 19, 2012

Keep Calm and Carry on

By Maya Chelmis

Keep Calm and Carry On

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In the meantime, here is some an interesting (and fun) story :

Everyone has heard or read this iconic sentence somewhere, but does anyone know where it comes from?

It turns out that “Keep Calm and Carry On” was a poster created by the Government of the UK in 1939 to spur people to continue living in spite of Nazi Germany’s bombing raids; a propaganda piece that was never seen by the public until 2000. Owners of a Northeast British book store discovered the old print in a box bought from an auction.

After hanging the print up on the shop floor, customers wanted to have a copy of their own, and the phrase’s popularity took off.

Have a look at this lovely video for a better description of its history!