keep calm and carry on | Somewhere in Middle America

I can’t say for sure, but I think that sfgirlbybay started the whole “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster craze when she blogged about it back in October of 2006. I wanted one for myself, but at the time, the only option was to order one from Barter Books in the U.K. Not feeling like paying for international shipping, I held back. Shortly thereafter, a bunch of people, including sfgirlbybay, began selling reproductions of the poster online. Suddenly they were everywhere–including my apartment.

Check out the original:

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Now they come in many different colors…

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And lots of people have them…

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Including my friend, Katie…

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And me!

So what got me thinking about this all of a sudden? I mean, it’s certainly made it’s way ’round and ’round the blogosphere. It’s because I just came across this painting by Wexford Girl, which might be my favorite of all the versions of the iconic WWII poster.

Click here for the history of “Keep Calm and Carry On.” I think the message is a good one, especially in uncertain times like these.