The Story of Keep Calm & Carry On. {Video}

Via on Mar 6, 2012

Plus, the most lovely book store ever:

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To find out more about Barter Books, visit http://www.barterbooks.co.uk to download the ‘Keep Calm’ iphone app visit http://bit.ly/keepcalmapp

A short film that tells the story behind the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery in a bookshop in England in 2000, becoming one of the iconic images of the 21st century.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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7 Responses to “The Story of Keep Calm & Carry On. {Video}”

  1. Flutter says:

    I live 5 minutes walk from that bookshop, Barter Biscuits have to be the best in the North especially when sitting by an open fire in winter.

  2. Tobye Hillier yogi tobye says:

    A woman in England just found like 20 original posters in her attic. Huge find, they thought there was probably only one or two originals before that.. worth around 16 thousand dollars each! Amazing what value we put on stuff, I got one for 2.50 :)

  3. mae says:

    Should be required viewing

  4. David Bladow says:

    What a great video! Keep Calm and Carry On… what a great mantra. While most of us don't have worry about the threat of physical bombs being dropped over us… the looming "bombs" in our everyday lives always feel to be just around the corner. It's a great reminder in the face of our perpetual troubles to: BREATHE, put one foot in front of the other, AND live to fight another day.

  5. David Bladow says:

    What a great video! Keep Calm and Carry On… a great mantra. While most of us don’t have to worry about the threat of physical bombs being dropped over us… the looming “bombs” in our everyday lives always feel to be just around the corner. It’s a great reminder in the face of our perpetual troubles to: BREATHE, put one foot in front of the other, AND live to love another day. :Butter Soul

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