Eliana Tomaz

Keep Stylish.

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In the Spring of 1939, with the war against Germany, the British Government's Ministry of Information commissioned a series of propaganda posters to be distributed throughout the country. The posters were intended to offer the public reassurance in the dark days which lay ahead.

Three designs went to production. The first two were distributed, but the "Keep Calm" posters were held in reserve. It was never officially issued and so remained virtually unseen by the public - unseen, that is, until a rare copy turned up more than fifty years later in a box of old books bought in auction by Barter Books in Alnwick.

Shop owners Stuart and Mary Manley liked the poster so much that they had it framed and placed near the till in Barter Books. It quickly proved so popular that they decided to print and sell a facsimile edition of their original poster which has since become a best-seller.

When I'm in an arty mood I like to change a word to make my own statement. And this one is indeed important as styling (interiors) is one of my (favourite) projects as a designer.

What's yours?

The other two messages were:
"Your Courage. Your Cheerfulness. Your Resolution will Bring us Victory".
"Freedom is in Peril".