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.

[MEDIA] ‘Keep calm: The story behind the UK’s most famous poster design’ for @CNNStyle

The other week, I had a very enjoyable chat with Jacopo Prisco from CNN Style, and yesterday, the story posted: It's a pretty good representation of the conversation, although "the "Keep Calm" version never left the warehouses.", as it was distributed around the country, just never officially sanctioned for release on the billboards. Also clarify that A.P. Waterfield definitely provided the text for 'Your Courage' poster, but it's not clear who wrote the words for this…

[MEDIA] Keep calm and carry on: a slogan for an age of crisis in @ConversationUK

With my book officially released today, I wrote a piece for The Conversation ('Academic rigour, journalistic flair'). The piece starts: The slogan Keep Calm and Carry On has been ubiquitous within newspaper headlines in 2017 as the UK careered from one crisis to another. It seems to sum up a very British character – yet it is used the world over to represent the fight against adversity. Some people may be getting sick of it…

[WRITER] The book ARRIVES! #KeepCalmandCarryOn

It's a thrill that never really gets less exciting! You know you've written the text, seen various edits and temporary layouts, but to actually hold THE BOOK in your hands is very exciting - and my 'complimentary copy' arrived from the Imperial War Museum today! I'm tired, my body is fighting the infections, but the book is HERE! You can buy from the Imperial War Museum or Amazon, or all the usual outlets officially from 26th October…

[MEDIA] Keep Calm and Carry On: The Wartime slogan that became a motto for our times in @Daily_Express

So, we're at a full circle. In 2009, I was quoted in the Daily Express (drawing from my PhD thesis) about Keep Calm and Carry On, which only a couple of days before a friend had alerted me was making waves. I thought this was highly amusing, as the poster had not been used in the Second World War, although the other two posters in the series had, and I'd written about them extensively in…