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Video of the day: How the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster became a cultural phenomenon, over 60 years after it was created as a World War II propaganda poster — but forgotten about, only to be discovered by a second-hand bookstore. Anyone ever been to Barter Books? Sounds like an awesome place.

March 4, 2012 // 11:20 // 2 years ago
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  1. brennaisboring reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    ohhh nostalgia
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    Kate says: This is superb and charming.
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    SPECIAL AND HANDSOME TYPEFACE. I died.
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    This video makes me feel calm.
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    transcript: In the spring of 1939 during the buildup to war with Germany, the British government commissioned a series...
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    especially late-nineteenth-to-early-twentieth-century is showing. Always wondered about how this phenomenon came about.
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    I have tried to make this phrase my motto lately. I love those universal phrases that can mean so much, yet are so...
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    Not only does this answer questions I’ve had about the poster…it’s beautifully filmed.
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