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These past couple months i have seen posters with the words “keep calm and” then fill in the blank. These were simplistic posters in a one color layout and always with a crown at the top. Very simple, usually encouraging and to the point. After some research i found the story of how they began which made me appreciate the poster concepts more. Watch the video below.

(Not only was that video put together very well but the bookstore had a great story and was even in an old train station. I must say that’s pretty awesome!)

This poster started becoming a trend even on Pineterest. Here is a link to the board of posters compiled by a user. There are many posters out there that are not done well and in my eyes are just a bad use of the concept and history behind the poster. Many companies have been using this concept and pushing the sales of the design aspect, here is a site called keepcalmgallery which uses the style and i believe keeps the history and respect with it.

Here is the original layout of the poster and then a minor styled one which i think looks great also.

Keep Calm

Here are examples of this cultures version of this design.


I love when great artist are combined with things of faith. Jim LePage started a bible design project with designs and write ups for each book of the Bible. He pulls out some great verses and some sweet art. He also ties in some of the artwork to be understood in today’s culture. Check him out. A bonus is that you can also buy his art as posters.


For a long time one of my dreams was to have a retail shop. One of the concepts to have a retail shop was to print all my designs and have as a vending machine in the mall. has just released a trial of four t-shirt vending machines in Illinois…so jealous. They look legit. I wish one was closer so I could go visit it. Someday I hope that i could get to a place like this, but first off I would have to have the funds to print all my designs…

The guy who made this might just have to be my newest best friend. Trains + Typography + Photography = AWESOMENESS. I’ve been looking at train set more often these past couple weeks and then seeing this typo set, it just can’t get any better. I just wish it was a free font download. His use of not only the track and trains but buildings, overpasses and other accents makes it so much better. Hopefully people that are not into trains will see the beauty you can create with an old pastime of playing with trains.

I dont know exactly what i would use it with…maybe for my train set in my future house or just to look at because its pretty awesome. I might just have to make a poster of it and hang it in my office…done…thats what im going to do! I hope you see the awesomeness which is below!




Time has definitely changed, but still have to respect the roots.