Keep Calm and Fake a British Accent

For a better version of this poster, seen in a shop window in San Francisco yesterday, see this Flickr site. The original slogan makes its appearance at a Canadian liberal convention (search or scroll down). Not a huge amount of other activity going on, although it still makes its appearance in many personal blogs in many different guises: Keep on Writing Coping with children Keep on making things German blog (including the fairly common misunderstanding…

Keep Calm and Don’t Sneeze

Swine Flu The world is gripped by the fear of Swine Flu, as the World Health Organisation upgrades the current level of pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5.  This does need to be kept in perspective as it is an unfortunate fact that thousands die every year from bog standard flu, and the current epidemic has not led to deaths in Europe at least. Keep Calm and Carry On However, this does give an…

Forties Frugality is Back

We mentioned before that the Imperial War Museum is re-using posters from the Second World War to encourage us into good habits to get through the recession! Following the Twitter feed of Mrs Sew & Sew, the campaign is definitely being noticed!  Sarah Mower, Prêt-à-rapporter: This week: Forties frugality, cardie codes and the new nudes, 14 Apr 2009 More of Interest? My Google Alerts is bringing in the usual run of online stores jumping on the bandwagon and…

Second World War posters continue to fascinate many!

The National Archives: The Art of War  In 2005, whilst The National Archives were looking for artist biography material, they came across my website www.ww2poster.co.uk, read about my PhD thesis, and decided they needed my expertise. I was contracted in as an editorial consultant. It was a great opportunity to go behind the scenes at the National Archives (where "all" (well, about 3% per year) of government records are housed at Kew. I'd already spent weeks…

Imperial War Museum recruits Mrs Sew and Sew

 Mrs Sew and Sew Engages with New Technology  The other week I referred to the Imperial War Museum's information 'Top Tips for Tough Times', using advice from the 1940s to those of us stuck in the noughties recession. What they didn't mention there (a trick missed, I feel), was that they had also set up a blog, and a Twitter feed... a real innovative use of modern technology to bring out relevant information from the…