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The Story of KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON Poster
Keep calm: The story behind the UK's most famous poster design
Style Origins View All. Keep calm: The story behind the UK's most famous poster design. Read more unknown and curious design origin stories here. Keep calm and carry on: a quintessentially British phrase that has been exported and imprinted the world over. But before becoming a viral meme, this remnant of World War II was first overlooked and then forgotten for over 60 years. It was created in as part of a series of three posters, and although 2. The other two posters carried the not quite so catchy "Your courage, your cheerfulness, your resolution will bring us victory," and "Freedom is in peril.
The Ministry of Information was formed by the British Government as the department responsible for publicity and propaganda during the Second World War. In late after the outbreak of the war, the MOI was appointed by the British Government to design a number of morale boosting posters that would be displayed across the British Isles during the testing times that lay ahead. With a bold coloured background, the posters were required to be similar in style and feature the symbolic crown of King George VI along with a simple yet effective font. These two were posted on public transport, in shop windows, upon notice boards and hoardings across Britain. As this never happened, the poster was never officially seen by the public. It is believed that most of the Keep Calm posters were destroyed and reduced to a pulp at the end of the war in However, nearly 60 years later, a bookseller from Barter Books stumbled across a copy hidden amongst a pile of dusty old books bought from an auction.
Since then the image and phrase have been reproduced, lionized and parodied around the world. The shop where the poster came to light, Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland, recently posted this video on YouTube describing the its history. Meanwhile a collection of the originals has just turned up on the Antiques Roadshow TV series, as reported by the Daily Mail last month. Winston Churchill and the father of the British film industry Alexander Korda. Churchill would likely have approved.