Why Keep Calm and Carry On Now?

Keep Calm and Carry On

An article on household decorating highlights the current popularity of “Keep Calm and Carry On”

Alain Samson, a social psychologist at the London School of Economics, says that people currently find the poster’s words “positive and reassuring in a period of uncertainty, anxiety, and even perhaps of cynicism”.

Read more in this interesting article, which also explains (obliquely) why Cath Kidston has just opened a new store in Winchester (which always seems to be teeming with people coming out with bags!)

By 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.

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