Friday, September 30, 2011

British Poster

Celebrating the month of red continues with this popular poster.

Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced in 1939 by the British government, during the beginning of World War II, to raise the morale of the British before invasion. This poster was the third in a series of three. The first two were, “Freedom Is In Peril. Defend It With All Your Might” and “Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory”. A copy of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster was rediscovered in 2000, and now that the copyright has expired, the image is public domain and can be seen on all kinds of paraphernalia.