April 28th, 2012
Smiling Bear has lots of internet meme inspired designs tucked away. This week, we decided it was time to bring out the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ example. We Smiling Bear-ified it to ‘Keep Calm and Koala On!’ What better way to keep calm than with a koala? If you’re lucky, you might even get a cuddle...nawwww!
The original Keep Calm and Carry On design was for a propaganda poster produced by the British government in 1939, during the Second World War. From Wikipedia, “Seeing only limited distribution, it was little known. The poster was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private companies, and used as the decorative theme...”
The design now appears on literally hundreds of products, including Keep Calm and Carry On posters, greetings cards, mugs, bags, t-shirts and tins.
To find out more about the history of the poster’s design and it’s recent rediscovery, read the full article here on Wikipedia.com
For more information about the Keep Calm and Carry On internet meme go to KnowYourMeme.com