[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…

[RESEARCH FUNDING] ESRC Festival of Social Science #ESRCFestival

Dr Bex Lewis and Sarah Penney have been awarded funding for the ESRC Festival of Social Science (November 2017) for the following event, drawing upon Bex's original PhD research into British Second World War propaganda posters, and Sarah's current PhD research on nostalgic marketing. Keep Calm and Stay Nostalgic: why wartime propaganda posters continue to be relevant today? To raise awareness with young school students about the importance of social sciences and how we as humans…

Ernest Charles Wallcousins(1883 – 1976)

Ernest Wallcousins was a renowned and successful painter and illustrator famed for his portraits of Sir Henry Wood, the conductor of the Proms for over 50 years, and for that of Sir Winston Churchill. Wallcousins worked across a wide range of medium and subjects; a book illustrator in the early years of the 20th Century, he designed posters in the 1920’s, including one for the London Underground in 1925 and was renowned for his illustrations…

#EmptyShelf17 #3: The Ministry of Nostalgia by @owenhatherley

The story of Keep Calm and Carry On is largely one of the 21st century, rather than of the Second World War, when it was produced. Owen Hatherley uses the poster as a hook as he investigates the 'nostalgia' we have for 1940s, and use it to legitimise contemporary austerity. Hatherley refers to the use of this sense by the government as NOT heritage, but, quoting Raphael Samuel, as stealing 'from the past at random', as…