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

Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird) (b.1887; d.1965)

A great modern twist on a Fougasse poster with regards to careless mobile talking costs lives (Neil has given me permission to put the original in), and he's also done another image relating to "Police bugged Muslim MP Sadiq Khan" (and he's sent me some more, which I shall post at a later date). There's a a lovely design on noise, which I think is a genuine one. Fougasse was born on 17 December 1887 in…

Celebrity “Wearers” of Keep Calm and Carry On

Celebrities love to wear "statement t-shirts" and what could be more of a statement than "Keep Calm and Carry On" Katie Price (Jordan) Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley of Harry Potter) James May (Top Gear) (using the phrase in context) Ben Bradshaw (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport) Philip Hollobone (Conservative MP) Neil Reddin (Conservative Councillor, Bromley)] If you want to buy one of these t-shirts, or other bits and pieces, I've been checking…

Now Panic and Freak Out and other variations

Now, everyone knows about the alternate slogan "Now Panic and Freak Out", but I don't think I've ever put an image of it up here, this one is taken from Threadless. I have always loved finding subverted images of the posters that I studied: The further that you go into Google Images, the more variations that you find! Flickr has a number of "Design Variations" "Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake" was also featured in…