|KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON - Maria A Smith|
So its day twelve of the A to Z Challenge, how are you doing? Still enjoying it? Not panicking are you? Keep calm and carry on, might be a bit of a cliche, but its actually VERY good advice.
Originally a propaganda poster created during World War II, in 1939 the British government needed to raise the moral and confidence of the people in the aftermath of a predicted mass air strike.
Unfortunately, due to distribution problems the poster wasn't widely seen at the time, but a copy resurfaced in a second hand book shop in Northumberland, in North East England in 2000, well out of the 50 year Crown copyright, and therefore in the public domain. It could be used for commercial purpose by the couple who owned the shop. They were often asked for copies when people came in to buy books, and many were sent abroad too.
The slogan has since been seen on all kinds of things from beer mats to babies bibs. Definitely a wee bit of nostalgia with a very important message. It has appeared everywhere, and reinforces what we're all going to do on this A to Z Challenge. Which is to...