[MEDIA] Discussing #KeepCalm with @BBCWM, @BBC_Cumbria and @JamesHazell

You may recognise some of the information in radio interviews from my blog post from yesterday, and from the MMU press release, but finally, later this month, my book Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth About the Poster, is published by the Imperial War Musuem. Here's three live radio interviews I did this morning (just waiting for BBC Radio Newcastle to air): If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here https://chirb.it/aDs2FF Check…

[WRITER] New Publication: Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster, with @I_W_M #KeepCalm

In 1997, I first wrote about Keep Calm and Carry On as a side-note in my undergraduate dissertation. In 2004, it was once again mentioned briefly (when looking at the series it was created in) in my PhD on 'The planning, design and reception of British Home Front propaganda posters' at the University of Winchester, and in 2005, it wasn't even considered relevant for the content that I prepared for 'The Art of War' for The…

[BOOK PUBLICATION] Keep Calm and Carry On : The Truth Behind the Poster

Within my 1997 undergraduate dissertation, and my 2004 PhD thesis, I (unintentionally) provided the story of the now ubiquitous 'Keep Calm and Carry On' (KCCO) poster (read an extract here), whilst I was writing about two very early posters produced by the British Government in the Second World War - Your Courage, and Freedom is in Peril. At the same time, the government produced KCCO, with the intention of saving it for use when under…

Darracott, J., Loftus, B. Second World War Posters London: HMSO, 1972 (Reprinted 1981)

A well illustrated work that accompanied an exhibition of war posters at the Imperial War Museum. It was edited by Joseph Darracott, the head of the Art Department at the IWM, with many illustrations prefaced by a short introductory piece. Each of the colour poster illustrations, most of which are British (a reflection of the holdings of the IWM, which contains some 20-30,000 British posters) are accompanied by biographical information about the artist, and contextual…
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