Keep Calm and Carry On Exhibition (Textiles)

If the latest traveling exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center feels a bit different than others, that’s by design. Design, in fact, is an operative word for “Keep Calm and Carry On: Textiles on the Home Front in WWII Britain” – design of period clothing, beautifully-stitched patriotic scarves, home furnishings and more. […]

[EXHIBITION] Illinois Holocaust Museum

Hmmm, a new exhibition highlights the British experience of the Second World War by leading with the Keep Calm and Carry On poster… I really hope they also highlight that it wasn’t used: An import from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, “Keep Calm and Carry On” showcases the ingenuity and defiance of the […]

Exhibition: V&A: Memory Palace

This exhibition at the V&A sounds fascinating! The technological achievements of the recent past have already become the stuff of hagiography. After his death in 2011, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs attained a level of reverence usually reserved for the beatified. And like every saint, Jobs has his relics, including an Apple 1 assembled in his […]

Would you vote for this lot?

Picturing Politics: Exploring the Political Poster in Britain  People’s History Museum, Manchester, until 17 June 2012 For the 1929 general election, the Labour Party created a poster of a heroic worker, stripped to the waist, with the slogan “Secure Industrial Prosperity”. It could almost be a piece of Soviet socialist realism. The Conservatives responded with […]