5.25.2010

Trend I'm Loving

image from ByOrderOfTheCrown etsy shop

Over the course of the past 48 hours, I've fallen in love with the "Keep Calm and Carry On" thing that's going around. I don't know when I first saw it, but I remember noticing it and not caring too much about it. I figured it was something I didn't get because I wasn't involved in some new cultural phenom. Then, I asked Seth about it over the weekend. He whipped out the 'ole computer and got to googling. According to Wikipedia:
Keep Calm and Carry On was a propaganda poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, but never used. It was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products.
Of course, the official web site has THE info so check it out here. How interesting. And how brilliant of a design trend. I just love it. I'm not sure why, but the simple font and layout just speaks to me.

I haven't bought anything with this logo yet, but I saw it at Target last night. They had lime green and turquoise throw pillows with the logo as well as an adorable snack tray.
Please excuse the horrificity (my word) of those pictures. It's Target's fault for not letting me save images. Blame them.

The snack tray is a great example of how this slogan is being twisted and turned into all sorts of things. Here are some of my faves from etsy (where else!!).

This one I'd take for myself:
These would go to Katherine:
This one is tailor-made for GF:
And this one is good for anyone with taste buds and a sense of good eating!
And lastly, this is a fun take on the slogan that we will probably need in a nursery one day:
So what do we think? Love? Hate? I'm loving it and want to add a piece to my home. I wish I could say I follow this rule in life, but I'll have to settle for saying it's what I WISH I followed in life.

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