The “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster that launched millions of profoundly vacuous parodies is seventy-five years old today—but it was only first seen in 2001. The British Treasury refrained from printing it during World War II because they thought “the phrase was ‘too commonplace to be inspiring … it may even annoy people.’” Prescient.
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

The “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster that launched millions of profoundly vacuous parodies is seventy-five years old today—but it was only first seen in 2001. The British Treasury refrained from printing it during World War II because they thought “the phrase was ‘too commonplace to be inspiring … it may even annoy people.’” Prescient.

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

  1. drugsmakemefeelloved reblogged this from theparisreview
  2. savanni reblogged this from cutefatbabepassion
  3. kairosechoes reblogged this from theparisreview
  4. itsthedrugsbaby reblogged this from theparisreview
  5. yourboijose reblogged this from theparisreview
  6. byzantinelove reblogged this from theparisreview
  7. willowspringseditions reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    Sometimes the British Treasury knows what it’s talking about.
  8. dakotacityukuleleorchestra reblogged this from cutefatbabepassion
  9. pleasepleasepleaseme reblogged this from theparisreview
  10. whatevercomes2me reblogged this from cutefatbabepassion
  11. gumdust reblogged this from penny-awful
  12. penny-awful reblogged this from theparisreview
  13. all-the-good-urls-are-taken-dude reblogged this from physicsphysicsphysics
  14. physicsphysicsphysics reblogged this from theparisreview
  15. cannotremember reblogged this from theparisreview
  16. untravel reblogged this from theparisreview
  17. basketofbells reblogged this from theparisreview
  18. russianpandas reblogged this from theparisreview
  19. flower-among-the-flowers reblogged this from theparisreview
  20. jaypersonalblog reblogged this from theparisreview
  21. ragingbullard reblogged this from theparisreview
  22. untamedlust reblogged this from theparisreview
  23. katykitsune reblogged this from not-actually-ur-sassygayfriend
  24. not-actually-ur-sassygayfriend reblogged this from theparisreview
  25. thesewordsscaretheguynexttome reblogged this from theparisreview
  26. jadochan reblogged this from pairodox6
  27. syanij reblogged this from theparisreview
  28. pairodox6 reblogged this from mirrorterror