October 14, 2012

Keep Calm and Alfred On...

I've been seeing those Keep Calm and Carry On red signs everywhere the past several months --- on t-shirt's, journals, in advertising, and of course everywhere online.

And then there are all the remixed versions, telling you to Keep Calm and Chive On, Keep Calm and Rock On, Keep Calm and Eat Cupcakes, Keep Calm and Phone A Friend, Keep Calm and Stroke The Furry Wall (?), Keep Calm and Get Your Pirate On, Keep Calm and Fake A British Accent, and so many more.

According to Wikipedia, Keep Calm and Carry On was a propaganda poster produced by the Government of the United Kingdom in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of a Nazi invasion of Britain. It had only limited distribution, and thus was little known. The poster was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private companies and advertisers.

My favourite of course is the one I did, Keep Calm and Alfred On. What does it mean? Continue to be cute, furry, fuzzy, loving, clingy, and costing your pet parent an effing fortune in toys and treats and doggie daycare....

What will your Keep Calm and.. sign say? Tell me in the comments, and then design it here.