Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Keep Calm

So, today I log onto etsy and what do I see on the front page but yet another one of these posters. These posters originated in the UK during WWII, kind of like our Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam posters from back then.

Which I am totally sick of, but apparently nobody else is because these things sell like hotcakes at around $20.00 each. (Damn, why didn't I think of this first!) There are currently over 1400 keep calm things listed, some shops sell nothing but these posters and are doing pretty well at it.

This reminds me of the 1966 poster which EVERYBODY and I mean EVERYBODY had in their bedroom next to their Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin posters (black light of course) in the late 60's, early 70's. Pop culture at it's best. Yes, I had one of these posters.

If you don't want a print of the keep calm sentiment suitable for framing, you can wear it out to lunch or to work on casual day in the form of a t-shirt.

Or around your neck in yet another scrabble tile pendant.

But, if you want to really express your opinion on the state of the world today, here you go.


Anonymous said...

Ha! Great post! I didn't realize that phrase was vintage... gah. And, I wonder how people aren't sick of it yet either. Isn't etsy supposed to be original art?

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

I think it should be "Keep Calm and Carry Valium".
Works for me...
ha ha!!

PussDaddy said...

I don't like those things, either.