Pasties, Petrol & Stamps: Keep Calm!

Thanks for these today… I was too busy today to pay much notice to Twitter, so missed all the excitement about potential petrol tanker strike, and pasty tax… I knew about the stamps and have stocked up on a few:   I’d seen people on Facebook talking about filling their baths up, and debating what else to hoard!! Another good one has come in from Twitter: Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Continue Reading →

Article: Keep Calm and Pray On (@transpositions)

Read this article I’ve just had published today on Christianised versions of Keep Calm and Carry On: Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest. https://twitter.com/ww2poster Like it? Share it…

Thanks to @EricaGlaser for this one

Keep reading for interesting aspects of the story… enjoying: In 1997 Dr. Bex Lewis, taken with a youthful visit to a museum’s propaganda collection, wrote an authoritative dissertation on the poster. This research is oft-copied but rarely cited (boo). Thanks! Supporting Creative Commons Licences!! In 2000, Barter Books in England reprinted it from a rare original they discovered, and it sold merrily. Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. Continue Reading →

Thanks to @mattwi1s0n, from the Eden Network ‘Move in and Live Deep’

I have a friend who works with the Eden Network, and they recently decided to make a range of T-shirts using the Keep Calm idea…: Order here – you know you want to! And here’s some of the t-shirts at the Eden Network offices: And here I am wearing the t-shirt for ‘Christmas circuits’! Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In Continue Reading →

Windy Weather Hits the UK

Yesterday, as gales blew across the UK, this variation made me laugh: Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest. https://twitter.com/ww2poster Like it? Share it…

Recent Find: KCCO for Halloween

I don’t do Halloween, but if you do, sure you’ll like this one! Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest. https://twitter.com/ww2poster Like it? Share it…

Recent Find: Get Excited and Change Things

Keep calm and carry on was the message for people in Britain during World War II. I like get excited and change things better. As fun as that is, though, the thing about change is that when it gets personal, most of us don’t actually like it. That’s why it’s easier to work on change in small doses. How can we take one tiny step towards something new? Read more. Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. Continue Reading →