Saturday, August 14, 2010

Keep Calm

I'm sure that many of you have seen the ubiquitous "Keep Calm" posters all over everywhere. (No, no, they are literally EVERYWHERE, I'm not kidding.)
Little bit of history for those of you who care: they were designed by the British government in 1939 to raise morale in the event the British were invaded during WWII. Which they weren't - because, let's face it, who wants to eat British food? Kippers for breakfast? Kidney pie? Black pudding? Spotted Dick?! (Seriously?, thanks, I'll just chew more gum. And don't go emailing me that all that stuff is tasty... don't care; I'm pretty much a cheeseburger, steak and potato, nice green salad kind of girl.)

Anywho, for the few of you who are oblivious, the posters look something like this:

I have, as of late, seen several parodies including "Keep Calm and Craft On", "Keep Calm and Fake a British Accent" and my favorite - "Keep Calm and Cary Grant".

I have decided to add my own version (I suppose someone will tell me it's already out there, but the important thing is: It's NOT on ETSY!).

So here for your viewing pleasure:

You can buy them here. (Keep calm and go. Now.)


  1. Hee hee, cool, my parents in law would love these, they like birds, very amusing.

  2. Haha, that's really cool, but I feel like such a noob. What is a "carrion"?

  3. OMG, I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE kippers for brekkers LOl! oh and spotted dick (steamed fruit pud) is delish with custard, YUM!

    Carrion seems like a play on words as in Carry On, keep your chins up and keep going.
    Great posters :)

  4. HAHA! I'm sending this link to a fellow farmers market crafter who rescues buzzards and vultures in her spare time.

  5. how very very interesting! Didn't know that but I keep telling my husband if we ever have a boy I am going to name him Peter and we have to say it with a British accent. I don't know why. We are silly like that!!

    Soooo... I am interested, have you ever taken your dad old brownie out for a spin?!

  6. Great the spin.
    and yes, the originals are everywhere aren't they? I confess I have one in charcoal grey! but i love them nonetheless...
    I love your art too!

  7. Fab poster idea lady. Really good, Loving the birds too! Also lets talk british named the worst...! The only thing I'd eat on that list is spotted dick which is super duper yum!! And you forgot to mention liver, it's so wrong but the oldies love it!


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