Archive for February, 2010

I love this poster.

It’s a government information poster produced at the the beginning of World War 2.

keep calm and carry on

I don’t think it was ever officially released, but if it had been, it would have┬ápanicked the bejezus out of me!

Panicking is for the masses; it’s headless chickens flapping about; it’s old ladies bulk-buying bread and milk to cover the 3 hours shops are closed on Christmas Day. It’s also something for governments to remain aloof of.

The second panic is acknowledged by a government, it gives it a credence no word-of-mouth rumour-mill could ever hope for.

It’s like telling a five year old not to lick the freezer trays! It ain’t gonna happen!

There’s something terribly British about this, and totally terrifying to boot.

Love it.


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