Keep Calm and Carry On

We’ve been finding new art for our walls lately and got this one a week or two ago. This print is a replica of some posters that were pasted up around London during World War II. The idea, apparently, was to get people to go on about their regular business and ignore all that silly bombing nonsense. “Shop as usual and avoid panic buying”, basically. The very idea of this is so stereotypically British.

Keep Calm and Carry On

We ordered this from Keep-Calm.com and you can also get them from Barter Books in the UK. I’ve found great photo of an original that’s still hanging in the basement of a converted bank that was used as a bomb shelter during the war.

It looks really great in our living room. It adds some much-needed color and the large bold type is an interesting alternative to an art print or photograph. It’s really quite striking in its simplicity.