18 March 2009

Keep Calm and Carry On: Freedom is in Peril

The Guardian has a nice story about the unexpected success of the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster. But what struck me was the following:

This was the third in a series. The first, designed to stiffen public resolve ahead of likely gas attacks and bombing raids, was printed in a run of more than a million and read: Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory. The second, identically styled, stated: Freedom Is In Peril.

How prescient they all were.

6 comments:

David Gerard said...

We really, really need a "FREEDOM IS IN PERIL" poster in that style.

glyn moody said...

Indeed.

Michael said...

Where cab i see the Freedom is in Peril image? I'd love to use it as the basis for some merch designs for Open Rights Group.

glyn moody said...

@Michael: well you can buy a copy from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Freedom-is-in-Peril-Poster/dp/B001THQRVO

GraphicLunarKid said...

Brilliant! I'm going to order one of these and put it in my window at election time.

glyn moody said...

Good idea: pity none of the candidates will notice.