Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On

If you have been on Pinterest, you have seen the "Keep Calm and Carry On" trend, but what is the history?  Does it have more meaning than just be associated with England?  And why is it associated with the royal crown?

The saying came from propaganda poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War.  It was intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion. It is believed that most of the posters were not distributed and destroyed, however it was rediscovered in recent years and has become wildly popular.  The fad jumped the continent and has established itself well in the heart of pinterest and pinners world wide.

You can enjoy using your own "Keep Calm" fonts as a wonderful family of fonts was developed by K-Type Industry.  One version is free for personal use.  It even has the little crown as an alt key stroke.  Or if you are like us, you can use our long time favorite, Gills San.  It looks nearly identical to the Keep Calm font.

For fun, use the Keep Calm Generator and create your own propaganda-like poster today!

Get the above Keep Calm Cards (18 printable cards) now on SnF for only $2!

Bonus:  Get the "Smash Things" card free for the next week.  Expires May 30, 2012. (Link will open up a .pdf to save to your computer)