Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Picture Poster perfect

Nice to see the fantastic Barter Books making an appearance in Saturday's Independent, with the shop's owner Stuart Manley talking about his discovery of the now-famous "Keep Calm And Carry On" poster in 2000:

"[H]ow marvellous it is that this has become part of the fabric of contemporary culture. I'm proud to think that I have resurrected a piece of history that would have otherwise been lost in the mists of time. It might have been gone for ever."

You can find out more about its history on the dedicated page on Barter Books website, as well as from the latest blog post by Mary Manley, Stuart's wife and the shop's co-owner.

As a slogan, it's infinitely preferable to "Take a chill-pill"...

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