I’m sure at some point you have seen the popular “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, in one form or another. In recent years they have emerged as personalized internet memes. About a year ago they were so popular they made BuzzFeed, and the responses to the BuzzFeed article were creative and tremendous [just click this link, scroll down, and see for yourself].
But where did this poster, turned internet sensation, originate? The government playing host to the 2012 Summer Games. That’s right, for those of you who didn’t already know, these posters started as a campaign produced by the government of the United Kingdom, specifically from the Ministry of Information, to raise morale among the Brits at the start of World War II. From what I’ve gathered the public was to “Keep Calm” in the event of an invasion or wartime disaster. Yeah, sure
Either way, these posters have regained remarkable popularity, and they can be quite fun to play around with as users make their own Keep Calm memes. In light of my recent travels I made the following parody’s [via Keep Calm-O-Matic + The Noun Project]: