Y’all know about this poster, right?
The classic sfgirlbybay edition as seen in the final issue of Domino magazine, RIP.
Maira Kalman’s version from The Principles of Uncertainty. She’s wrong about the WWII thing, sort of (more on that later).
Threadless typetee‘s clever reversal (note inverted crown); the 1937 original poster hung in an old bomb shelter, apparently.
Optimistic crafty homage by Matt Jones, available on 20×200; snarky, but true parody by Osborne Villas from flickr.
Printable 2009 calendars by etsy seller littlebrownpen, available in a version for Women and one for Men.
Rubber stamps from Rubber Soul; lip balm from etsy seller leastlikely2breed (these should totally say keep calm and carry balm instead…)
But OK, what about these? Yikes!
These are very very real though I think they are not intended to be quite so creepy as they come across. via BoingBoing via David Byrne!
I trace and analyze this phenomenon as best I can after the jump.