Friday, March 16, 2012

Keep Calm

Today I decide to post stuffs about "Keep Calm". I bet most of you people have noticed keep calm posters everywhere. but did you know about the story behinds it?

So this is where it begins, Keep Calm and Carry On was firstly made in 1939, at the beginning of the Second World War. The poster was initially produced by the Ministry of Information but the real designer is not known. It was made in order to strengthen morale in the event of a wartime disaster. 2,500,000 copies were printed, but they have only distributed it in limited numbers. Keep Calm posters was the third design after "Freedom Is In Peril. Defend It With All Your Might" (400,000 printed) and "Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory" (800,000 printed). They were start planning the posters in April 1939 and by June the designs were prepared. In the August 1939, they were ready to printed it up. The posters were designed uniquely so that people can recognized it well, with a message from the King to his people. An icon of a crown was chosen to head the poster. These posters were designed as "a statement of the duty of the individual citizen".

In 2000, a copy of the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster was rediscovered in a secondhand bookshop named Barter Book. Since the copyright expires after 50 years, the image is now available in public. The store's owners named Stuart and Mary Manley, were reprinted the copies to fulfill the customer's request inside outside Britain. It has inspired ranges of clothing, mugs, doormats, baby clothes and other merchandise from various vendors, as well as a book of motivational quotations. the parodies are also available.

If you're wondering how people made it or how to make one, you can visit here. The blog was named The Keep Calm-O-Matic. Here's some of the screenshots.

But if you're having iPod, iPhone or iPad you can download it in app store. the name is keep calm and carry on. it costs $99. but you can search for the free one though. here's some of the screenshots.

and this is some of mine.

Also visit keep calm official website you can either request or purchased things with keep calm written on it and i think that's all. I hope it helps and give you some information. Thanks for reading. Feel free to post some comments. :-)

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