Apparently, the poster was never displayed and most of the 2.5 million created were destroyed. As a matter of fact, there are only two known copies of the original poster in existence.
One of those copies is owned by a secondhand bookstore named Barter Books in Britain. The store is located in an old railway station where the owners discovered the famous wartime poster with the slogan, Keep Calm and Carry On.
Upon requests from customers, they created a few and steadily more and more reproductions of the poster until eventually the Keep Calm craze spread and, of course, other companies jumped on the bandwagon.
Now there is a legal battle underway in Britain as one of those companies tries to prevent others from using the slogan. It's actually an interesting story, but I digress...
As you likely know, the expression Keep Calm And Carry On and many alternate versions of it went viral and now it appears on everything from posters to, well, coffee mugs. This page is, therefore, not devoted to the controversy swirling around this slogan but rather to the very attractive coffee mugs that bear the words Keep Calm and Carry On.
Whether you are intrigued by the history or simply like the slogan, you will enjoy the coffee mug selection gathered here on this page.
Variations Of The Keep Calm and Carry On ThemeAs I said earlier, the Keep Calm and Carry On slogan has gone viral. I love what manufacturers have done with some of our favourite movie and television franchises as well as the zombie and coffee lover themes as displayed below.
Calm You Shall Keep and Carry On You Must features a quotation from the very wise Yoda of Star Wars fame. This mug is one of my favorites but is currently unavailable. You can click here to see if this Yoda Keep Calm mug has been restocked on Amazon. Hopefully, it will be.
Keep Calm and Downton On is perfectly appropriate for all of us who have been totally enthralled by the goings on of Downton Abbey in England starting in the early 1900s. Of course, keeping calm when the series airs the final episode this winter might prove hard.
Because of the British history of the Keep Calm and Carry On slogan, the Keep Calm and Drink Coffee slogan makes me smile because of the coffee - not British tea - reference!
The Keep Calm I'm The Doctor mug ought to be appreciated by anyone who loves Doctor Who. It would be twice as fun for someone who actually is a doctor!
Finally, this Keep Calm and Kill Zombies mug will appeal to a whole generation fascinated with the world of zombies.
You can click on any of the photographs shown here to read more about the mug and determine the price on Amazon. Doing so will in no way obligate you to make a purchase but will allow you to have the most up-to-date pricing. Don't forget that Amazon ships for FREE when your order is worth $25 or more so if you order a mug you might want to consider adding something like a pound of coffee to your shopping basket in order to obtain that free shipping.
If you would like to see all of Amazon's Keep Calm and Carry On Mugs you can simply click here.
You never know what
coffee mugs I might have
in store for you!