The 'Keep Calm and Carry On: a Visual History' infograph takes a good look at the origin of the popular poster and how it has come to be the phrase plastered on a ridiculous amount of dorm rooms and offices.
Starting as a propaganda poster by the British government for WWII in 1939, the popular phrase was given birth and it gained instant popularity. However, it wasn't until 2000 when the poster was reseen and given renewed life once again. It was then put onto posters, shirts, hats, mugs and a wide range of other objects.
The popular phrase has instigated a myriad of parodies. Some personal favorites featured on the graph are "Keep Calm and Cary Grant," after popular British actor, and "Change Words and Be Hilarious," a parody of being a parody.
Overall, the intensely popular British slogan has majorly taken off and has resulted in hundreds of thousands of items making their way back into the market.
Propaganda History Revisitations
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