I’ve just come off a Zoom event with @TechForGoodTV – always encouraging to hear about the ways in which tech can be used for good, the enthusiasm of people to want to change the world, despite (and especially because) the extra challenges presented by COVID-19 – when there is more need, and much less money […]
So, in a speech, President Donald Trump said: As the British government advised the British people in the face of World War II, keep calm and carry on,” he said. “That’s what I did.” As you may know, I wrote the original history of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ (as throwaway sentences in academic work […]
It’s interesting watching someone else give an overview of your research, here’s one of the Imperial War Museum curators picking out some of the bits that she’s found interesting from the book (easy to buy from Imperial War Museum direct, or Amazon). You can read a few other thoughts about my book here.
Interesting blog post focusing upon the font used in the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster – claims it’s ‘Caslon Egyptian’, not ‘Gill Sans’ (which I may have described it as – but then I’m a historian, not a design historian): Firstly, 1940s time traveller, don’t panic (my advice would be to keep calm and […]
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 […]