[HISTORY] Keep Calm and Carry On

I’m currently scanning in some of my paperwork from what was then The Public Record Office, now The National Archives, and found the start of this interesting letter from 17th July 1939 (from AP Waterfield to Ivison Macadam): I am troubled about this Poster Question. We must get the right idea across, and so far I can’t feel that we have got it at all. The “Keep Steady”, “Keep Calm”, doesn’t, I feel sure, hit it Continue Reading →

Austerity Era Cushions

Heraldic Needlepoint’s Austerity Era cushion designs are all taken from posters issued by various departments of the British Government during previous periods of austerity (stylistically, the last 3 are First World War, the remainder are Second World War) Dig for Victory Dig on for Victory Dig for Plenty Make Do and Mend Make Do and Mend (Mrs Sew-and-Sew) Go Through Your Wardrobe Freedom is in Peril: Defend it with all your might Keep Calm and Continue Reading →

The Art of War at The National Archives (2005)

Whilst The National Archives were looking for artist biography material, they came across my website www.ww2poster.co.uk, read about my PhD thesis, and decided they needed my expertise. I was contracted in as an editorial consultant. Following any necessary extra research, I wrote the following content for the site: About 95% of the captions, and the group descriptions, for the illustrations and propaganda sections The information on INF 3 and the Ministry of Information Much of Continue Reading →

Second World War posters continue to fascinate many!

The National Archives: The Art of War  In 2005, whilst The National Archives were looking for artist biography material, they came across my website www.ww2poster.co.uk, read about my PhD thesis, and decided they needed my expertise. I was contracted in as an editorial consultant. It was a great opportunity to go behind the scenes at the National Archives (where “all” (well, about 3% per year) of government records are housed at Kew. I’d already spent weeks Continue Reading →

[email protected]: The Winchester Staff Newsletter

Article in [email protected]: The Winchester Staff Newsletter, 2005 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…

Hampshire Chronicle

Article in the Hampshire Chronicle, 2005 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…