Keep Calm and McLaren On

My friend Emma went to Silverstone this weekend, and took this picture especially for me! Wonder if this guy had it custom made, of if there's more of "Keep Calm and McLaren On" around! McLaren, of course, have 2008 F1 champion Lewis Hamilton driving for them, who's not doing quite so well as fellow Brit Jenson Button is in driving for Brawn, although I believe they're sorting issues with the car and improving! I used…

Keep Calm and Carry On: Production Numbers

I've been talking to the New York Times, as Rob Walker's Consumed Column will be discussing the Keep Calm and Carry On poster on 12th July (I'll have a link once I know), and in going through the Fact Checking today, we were talking about the numbers of posters produced. Keep Calm and Carry On was produced alongside 'Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution' and 'Your Freedom is in Peril: Fight for it Now'. In…

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…