In 1939, war with Germany loomed, and the British government wanted to stiffen public resolve and boost morale. An unknown civil servant in the Ministry of Information produced a simple but powerful poster: Keep Calm and Carry On
. Five words and the crown of King George VI on a red background… a message from the King to his people.
Today, the slogan has reached cult status and the message is as relevant today as it was back then.
Taken from the British government archives, our Keep Calm And Carry On slogan is an exact, high quality duplicate of the original 1939 poster. In fact, it is impossible to reproduce the original text because the font does not exist. The letters in the original poster do not belong to any font type and were most likely handmade. KeepCalmCarryOnShop simply changes the colours of the original poster design. The purple text and crown that you see are the original text and crown from 1939. It is the authentic vintage poster design.
Our Keep Calm gear make great party favours and party gifts especially bridal shower gifts and baby shower gifts! Fun bachelorette and bachelor party gifts too!
Shop all of our Keep Calm gifts. We have many Keep Calm and Carry On colours including the original white text on red background plus many more including black, white, blue, green, purple, hot pink and light pink. KeepCalmCarryOnShop has the best prices on Zazzle!
Shop our store and pick your favourite patriotic British slogan themed gifts at: KeepCalmCarryOnShop
All products are TOTALLY customisable. Choose ANY background colour or product style you like! To change the background colour, just click the Customise It button. Then click the Edit button. Then click Background and choose ANY colour you like from the colour grid. Or use your own Hex code #. It’s up to you!
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