Where Did That Keep Calm and Carry On Poster Really Come From?

By Sam Gibbs on at

The Keep Calm and Carry On poster has become quite the British icon. Actually, we're getting a bit sick of all the spoofs and parodies everywhere to be honest, but have you ever wondered where the original came from, and how did it get revived from a bygone era? Watch this three-minute video and wonder no more.

It was the third of three propaganda poster designs, which aimed to boost moral in the run up to all out war with Germany for the second time. The others were quite good, but there's something so distinctly British about the words keep calm and carry on -- it's what we do as a nation in times of crisis, that and drink tea of course. [YouTube via Devour]