Keep Calm (iPhone): This is an app that will keep you entertained for a while. Brought to you from the book shop who found the original poster in a box of old books they bought at auction, this app lets you create your own for use in a fun family way, for parties, for classroom or presentation slides, staff room jokes, etc.
“From Barter Books, home of the original Keep Calm and Carry On poster that started the whole phenomenon – a wonderful selection of icons, backgrounds, and colours to create posters for every occasion in the Keep Calm style! Plus a unique little film about the history of the poster and its rediscovery back in 2000 in a secondhand bookshop in England.”
‘Keep Calm: Home of (Free) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keep-calm-home-of/id503844820
There are other apps that will let you do this, I have only tested this one as (a) it was free, and (b) it is from the bookshop who started it all up again over 50 years since the original ones were produced (but not used).
This video is also available through the app, but as it’s loaded to YouTube I wanted to share it here because, if anything, it’s a great history lesson for us about how the Government was thinking they could affect moral during the WWII bombings, and how a simple idea (the poster) can catch on again over 50 years later. Enjoy.
Here are a couple of screenshots from the app, and a poster or two I created. it’s just for fun but if you’ve used it in the office, classroom, corridor, motivation corner, etc then please share with us by leaving a comment below with a link to where you posted it (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc).
Poster: “Keep Calm and call the Ghostbusters”!
Gallery of created posters