Perhaps you’ve seen the posters that read “Keep Calm and Carry On.” It was originally created by the British government in 1939 with the intent to raise morale should the war get bad. It was barely used, and then rediscovered in 2000. Since, it has been used as decorative art. The designer is unknown. And the copyright has long since expired, as it only lasts 50 years for such items. So, the poster is public domain. Because of that, this original poster (below) has been reproduced in many forms.
I thought this particular poster design was very appropriate right now, not only because of the royal wedding, but because of all of the turmoil the world has been facing. From tornados in the US to the earthquake in Japan to the strife in Israel. It’s a great message.
There are many takes on this poster.
And, the general idea can be found in all sorts of places.
How is it used in homes?
There are free printables out there and they are quite easy to change up. One site that offers the original as a free printable is Simply Fresh Designs.
Even cooler are the painted versions. Guess what? I will be hosting a giveaway where an artist will be giving a hand painted version away on Friday!! Yep. This Friday. So be sure to come back to enter for a chance to win a hand painted “Keep Calm and Carry On” piece of art.
Have you used this design in your home?