Keep Calm and Carry On: A Visual History

March 28, 2014 / History Infographics

It seems you can step out your front door without seeing the words “Keep Calm and Carry On” on a t-shirt, coffee mug or poster.

Where did this comforting phrase come from and what launched it into the collective consciousness? The line dates back to a propaganda campaign launched by the British government in World War II, the bold white letters on a red background with the crown was designed for the purpose of boosting moral in case of a German invasion. The invasion never happened and almost all of the posters were destroyed and the slogan never distributed among Britain’s war torn masses.

Keep Calm and Carry On infographicSource: fibers.com



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