[KEEP CALM] ‘Keep Calm’ like they did in WW2, says @realDonaldTrump

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 […]

[MEDIA] Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster by @I_W_M

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.

[KEEP CALM] The font is Caslon Egyptian, not Gill Sans?

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 […]