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 People, whether they lived through the war years or not, can remember many of the British poster slogans from the Second World War, including:

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES
COUGHS AND SNEEZES SPREAD DISEASES
DIG FOR VICTORY
KEEP MUM, SHE’S NOT SO DUMB
LEND A HAND ON THE LAND
LOOK OUT IN THE BLACKOUT

What is it that makes these poster images and slogans so enduring, not only for those for who would have seen them during the war years, but also the youngest generations?

Find out more on this blog-site, which is a result of years of research at A-Level, Undergraduate and PhD level, first created in 1997.

  • Research Project
    Information on the projects behind the site; related projects/academic information; PhD helpsites; publishers
  • Posters
    Poster images; Exhibitions; History; Vintage Posters; Sizes/printing methods; Poster collections by nationality
  • Artists
    Links to biographical information on poster artists.
  • Blog
    The blog was officially added on 1st April 2009, to track the Keep Calm and Carry On phenomenon
  • Press & Publications
    Includes publications, TV appearances and press mentions.
  • Purchase
    Opportunities to purchase vintage and reproduction posters, related books, and other material.

Please feel free to search through the site and contact me for more information, but please read the copyright and FAQ pages first.