Guest post by Aaron Muszalski
Inspired by a WWII era poster currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity in the United Kingdom, Matt Jones produced the image above, whose timely call to action – “Get Excited and Make Things” – is perfect for the growing DIY and Maker movement. (I especially like the crown of spanners. In fact, in the spirit of the poster, I think I’ll weld myself one out of actual spanners.)
Response for Matt’s design has been so strong that UK t-shirt vendor Howies has made it available as a t-shirt for men and women.
Matt’s version isn’t the first remix of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster. Designer Olly Moss previously produced this tellingly satirical inversion, “Now Panic and Freak Out”.
San Francisco art director and culture jammer Matthew Williams produced this Burning Man inspired version, “Get Funky and Burn Stuff”.
Lastly, there’s this appropriately British version, which cheerfully proposes that people simply “Drink Beer and Carry On”. And I think I shall.
images via Matt Jones, Keep Calm and Carry On, Olly Moss, Matthew Williams & Drink Beer and Carry On
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