Enamel Mug: "Keep Calm and Carry On"

04:02 Handini Audita 0 Comments

On my previous post I wrote about a mug that is given by one of my best friend for Christmas. A simple mug written "Keep Calm and Carry On" actually have a very important historical background here in the United Kingdom.

It was 1939 and Britain was on the brick of war. In anticipation of this, the British Government's Ministry of Information commissioned a series of propaganda posters to reassure the population they would be defended at all costs.

The posters were to be displayed all over the country once war was declared. Using only the crown of King George VI, this particular poster simply read "Keep Calm and Carry On". It never actually made it onto the walls of Britain and was never actually issued.

A crumpled copy of the poster was however rediscovered by chance many years later among a pile of dusty old books in a book store in Northumberland, England.

This simple poster with its simple message is just as relevant today as it was back in the 1930's.