Quoted in the Independent

Extract from John Rentoul Blog: According to a remarkable PhD thesis by Rebecca Lewis: ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ was printed and held in reserve for when the necessity arose, for example, a severe air-raid, although it was never actually displayed. Lewis does not say why it was held back. It may be that the tone seemed right before the German tanks rolled into Poland, but that, once the war had actually begun, it lacked…

Christie’s Poster Auction: Tomorrow

Travel and Vintage Posters (SALE 5874) You can register to purchase these posters online until today (8th September). I, personally, don't have the money for such things, but I'm sure there are others who have! there's a couple of wartime posters in there, notably a couple of Fougasse and H.M. Bateman designs. Thanks for the notification from IanVisits

Herbert Mayo Bateman (b.1887; d.1970)

Born in Australia to English parents who owned an export and packing business, at the age of two Bateman's family returned to England. Bateman studied at the Westminster School of Art, Goldsmith's College at New Cross, and with Charles van Havenmaet. His first cartoons appeared in The Royal Magazine and The Tatler. He began contributing to Punch Magazine in 1906, and in 1912 did a weekly series of sketches for the theatre page of the…

Stereophonics: Keep Calm and Carry On

The Stereophonics album 'Keep Calm and Carry On' will be released on 16th November 2009. In advance, the band will be playing a special one-off gig at Cardiff Castle on Saturday 3rd October, previewing a number of songs from this album (no artwork yet available, I'll be really interested to see if they use the poster design). The band first headlined the castle back in 1998 in front of 10,000 people and in keeping with…