Keep Calm and Carry On was a propaganda poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion. Seeing only limited distribution, it was little known. The poster was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products. There were only two known surviving examples of the poster outside government archives until a collection of about 20 originals was brought in to the Antiques Roadshow in 2012 by the daughter of an ex-Royal Observer Corps member.
Variations on a Theme
At one particular post, “Keep Calm and…”, there’s this delightful variation, “Keep Calm and Plan for Death.” They also offered “Keep Calm and Discuss Death” and “Keep Calm and Accept Death.”
Thanks to the Good Funeral Guide for finding this fun post!
Grim Reaper Cartoon
And then there’s this fun cartoon that Larry Mandel with Piser Funeral Services in Skokie, IL sent along: