#KeepCalm Spotted in Primark

Let the Pork See the Chop – I’m assuming from ‘No Likey No Lighty’ TV programme: 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…

Keep Calm and Carry On for the BBC (March 2010)

If you’ll excuse the poor quality of this screencast, I just found it on my external hard drive, from March 2010: I appear for about 6 seconds in 2 different places! 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? Continue Reading →

BBC2: How We Won the War

There’s a series currently in planning for BBC2, to be presented by Jules Hudson, for Autumn 2012, a travelogue across the UK uncovering civilian stories of the Second World War. Having come across ‘The Art of War‘ at the National Archives (which they hadn’t realised was written by me), and then I guess coming across my website, I have just been in talks with them about being an expert for an episode on government propaganda Continue Reading →

Downton Abbey: House Popular?

A really interesting story in Times Higher Education recently as to the popularity of Downton Abbey – and how the house itself – the ultimate British status symbol – has contributed to its popularity. The success of Downton Abbey is a tribute not just to Julian Fellowes’ ability as a dramatist, but to the enduring popularity of his subject: the country house. Highclere Castle, playing Downton Abbey, is the real star of the show. The British are in love Continue Reading →

See @RealScottMaslen, in #scd training, wearing #KCCO

Suspect that will lead to another burst of interest in the poster!! 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…

The Culture Show

Here are “my” posters again… well, I have written the most about them 🙂 I’m still watching the programme, and it seems to be mostly about “Art” with a capital A, which many posters are not considered as, but the initial summary shows Presenter Alastair Sooke talking to the Art Dept @ the Imperial War Museum about the Keep Calm and Carry On Posters. See just before 25 minutes in … straight in with Keep Continue Reading →

Poster Spotting on Dr Who

17th April 2010: “The Doctor is summoned to Blitz-torn London by Winston Churchill, and the Daleks are waiting for him!” Visit the BBC site. Interestingly, I didn’t recognise any of the posters, but the above is MOST DEFINITELY not a real wartime poster (here’s one of the real ones), interesting decision by the BBC not to use real posters! http://imdoctorwho.blogspot.com/2010/04/dalek-victory-poster.html http://lifetheuniverseandcombom.blogspot.com/2010/04/doctor-who-daleks-wwii-keep-calm.html Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as Continue Reading →

Inside Out, North East

Talking to Linda Barker, I appear for about, ooo, 10 seconds, and then again a bit later in the programme! A lot of the information from my PhD also makes its way into the words coming from Linda Barker’s mouth… and there’s a few ways that things have been interpreted that I might take issue with, but that’s the way TV programmes get made! The t-shirt is from Barter Books. Second World War Posters Mass Continue Reading →