Hellllllloooo hello! Today is a wonderful day because today is Friday! Thank the universe! I'm in a really good mood, and I just wanted to post a hello, and some inspiration for your day...
Not only are these posters beautiful for your decor, but they run right along the lines of the inspirational point of this blog.... Enjoy! ;)
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This pretty much sums up how I feel right now....
Love, love, love! All you need is love......... The Beatles knew what they were talking about people!
AND, I'm sure many of you are familiar with this poster, it's making a comeback... But does anybody even really know the history behind it? I didn't, so here it is....
Check out Keep Calm and Carry On for lots of cool posters and other items.
Here is a tidbit of history on the poster....
"During the early spring of 1939 and the war with Germany almost inevitable, the British Government's Ministry of Information commissioned a number of propaganda posters to be displayed throughout the country upon the outbreak of war. The plan for the posters was to relay a message from King George VI to his people that all capable measures to defend the Country were being taken.
Using the crown of King George VI as the only graphic element it simply read 'Keep Calm and Carry On.' Although some of the posters did make it on to walls (one of which can be seen below), the poster was never officially issued and so remained almost unseen by the general public. That is until a copy turned up over 50 years later within a pile of dusty old books bought from an auction.
Sadly I have not been able to find any record of who originally came up with the slogan. However, the reproduction is a tribute to that unknown person who created it. People across the world are still finding reassurance in its wonderful and handsome design with the very special attitude of mind that it managed to convey." (sourced here)
(Primary source of information: Lewis, R.M., ‘Undergradute Thesis: The planning, design and reception of British home front propaganda posters of the Second World War’ www.ww2poster.co.uk/research_project/ugrad/index.htm, written April 1997)
And on the topic of love, love, love... All you need is love, la la la...
via ReForm School - Original art, posters and prints... and more!
by Le Love (I think)
More to come later....