Thursday, March 11, 2010

The End of a Trend?



Maybe 2 years ago I started to see this poster everywhere, dating from WW2 Britain. I loved the phrase, and even made some key chain charms using it that I sell in my shop. I did well with them and only have a few left, but they hardly sell any anymore, as its moment has passed.

I was stopped in my tracks by this display last week at my local Barnes & Noble. I didn't have time to check the manufacturer, but I feel that now that it's mass marketed (the image doesn't seem to be owned by anyone), the demand will wane.

Now I enjoy the parody posters that started springing up last year....

2 comments:

Little Brown Sparrow said...

Oh well that's it then, it's officially ruined. I think my favourite variation is this one:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3571/3367598201_b2edf2d690_o.png

OvertheTop said...

That's a great one! People keep thinking up new ones, and I just saw this one on Etsy that is MOST suitable for some crafters from Dippylulu's shop:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40076790&ref=sr_gallery_30&&ga_search_query=keep+calm+parody&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=3&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title