An app from Barter Books!
Home of the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster!
You´ve seen ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ everywhere!
But did you know that the whole Keep Calm phenomenon began in a secondhand bookshop in England - Barter Books?
That before then, this poster that had first been designed in pre-war Britain, had been totally forgotten?
If your answer is No, our app includes a unique and fascinating little film telling you about the history of the poster and its rediscovery in this secondhand bookshop in England back in 2000.
A bookshop that has recently been called one of the 20 most beautiful in the world!
But that’s only a small part of what the app offers.
Easily the most comprehensive app of its type, it offers a wonderful selection of icons, backgrounds, and colours for you to create posters of your own in the Keep Calm style – including using your own photographs – all from the place where it all began!
Change the wording to whatever you want and in any colour.
Change the crown to a pirate hat, balloons, or any one of almost 100 other icons.
Change the background to any colour or style – tartans, hearts, flags – so many choices!
Create your own background with your camera or library.
Store your posters in the built-in Gallery with email, Facebook and Twitter links.
Watch a 3-minute film about the wartime history of the poster with shots of the original poster, as well as of the bookshop where it was rediscovered.
If you´re stuck for words, 'Quotes" will come to your rescue! Choose from among hundreds of brilliant quotations from philosophers to pop artists, writers to filmmakers to sports stars!
Full instructions for beginners or pros - instructions you can easily print out!