Keep Calm and Carry On (Original Poster)

Keep Calm and Carry On (Original Poster)

Print Code: 8665

Art Print

Print size in millimetres: 595 x 420

In the exact size of the original poster, this edition of “Keep Calm & Carry On” was printed by the UK bookstore that re-discovered this classic 20th century design. Our print of Keep Calm and Carry On is a high quality hand pulled screenprint of the British poster designed but never used during World War 2. The original poster would have been issued as a means of allaying public fear had Britain been invaded. The poster was held in reserve for use only the time of such an extreme crisis and was never used. Although thousands were produced only a handful ever saw the light of day and they were completely forgotten until a poster was discovered in a box of books at a second hand book store called “Barter Books”. Even today 'Keep Calm and Carry On' is a phrase which which perfectly encapsulates the traditional British attitude of a 'stiff upper lip!

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