This iconic image is a "meme" in every sense of the word-- almost a virus--and has swept across Britain, across America, and across the world. Now you can buy not only the poster, but also pencil tins, acrylic cutouts, bracelets, throw pillows, video camera engravings, erasers, iPad skins, bandages, party supplies, water bottles, cufflinks, and ceramic tiles (I own a set of coasters) emblazoned with this positive message. There are a million and one design variations on the theme, and you can even go to KeepCalmAndCarryOn.com to make your own unique products with "The Keep Calm Creator."
If you're at all familiar with the phenomenon then you probably know that it's
British and that it has its roots in World War II. Watch this video to hear the full story of how this remarkable phrase never inspired the people of war-torn Britain, but how it's certainly impacted people searching for peace and perseverance in the 21st century.
What's your opinion? Do you think that the craze has gone too far?