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…

ww2poster Blog

I've added a new, more specialist, blog on WordPress: http://ww2poster.wordpress.com/. I will be back with this one too... but I have lots to say on posters, and with the whole furore over the Keep Calm and Carry On posters, it seems people are interested!

1939: The Three Posters (PhD Extract)

On seeing Paul Matson's re-interpretation of the series of the first three posters, I thought I'd add an extract from my PhD thesis (please reference me if you quote... I have noticed phrasings very similar to my thesis surrounding this story, mostly collated from my original research). It was great to hear last week that my PhD thesis is being digitised by the British Library (which only happens if there is enough demand to read…

Keep Calm and Carry On Keeps On

I've been keeping a tag on news stories on the resurgence of the Keep Calm and Carry On campaign over the past couple of weeks, and it continues to turn up regularly on the daily digest in a series of bizarre guises, often without reference to its origins, by comics, estate agents, lawyers, retailers, those preparing for weddings, backing for sports teams. Try a search on Etsy, and many different products come back,  some subverted (or…