Get Excited And Make Things, UK Sign Remixed For Make Generation

Guest post by Aaron Muszalski

Get Excited and Make Things

Inspired by a WWII era poster currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity in the United KingdomMatt 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.

Keep Calm and Carry On - Original

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”.

Now Panic and Freak Out - by Olly Moss

San Francisco art director and culture jammer Matthew Williams produced this Burning Man inspired version, “Get Funky and Burn Stuff”.

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.

Drink Beer and Carry On

images via Matt Jones, Keep Calm and Carry On, Olly Moss, Matthew Williams & Drink Beer and Carry On