We are so excited to launch a brand new exclusive product. These Men’s tshirts are designed for the excited groom. The Cardinal Red shirts feature the slogan “Keep calm and marry on” under a wedding bands graphic. Available in Men’s Medium, Large and XLarge.
History of the Keep Calm Poster (Summarized from Wikipedia):
The KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON poster was initially produced by the UK Ministry of Information at the beginning of the Second World War. It was intended to strengthen morale in the event of a wartime disaster. It was to be hung all over the country as a message from the King to all citizens. Over 2.5 million copies were printed, although the poster was distributed only in limited numbers. The designer of the poster is not known.
The poster was third in a series of three. The previous two posters from the series, “Freedom Is In Peril. Defend It With All Your Might” and “Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory” and were issued and used across the country for motivational purposes, as the Ministry of Information assumed that the events of the first weeks of the war would demoralise the population.
Planning for the posters started in April 1939; by June designs were prepared, and by August 1939, they were on their way to the printers, to be placed up within 24 hours of the outbreak of war. The posters were designed to have a uniform device, be a design associated with the Ministry of Information, and have a unique and recognisable lettering, with a message from the King to his people. An icon of a crown was chosen to head the poster, rather than a photograph. The slogans were created by civil servants.
In 2000, a copy of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster was rediscovered in Barter Books, a second-hand bookshop in Alnwick, Northumberland. Since Crown Copyright expires on artistic works created by the UK government after 50 years, the image is now in the public domain. The slogan and its many parodies have appeared on mugs, shirts, poster, books, mousepads and just about everything since.
Good advice for the groom to be- KEEP CALM AND MARRY ON!