Thursday, March 27

World of Calm.


This is a huge thanks so much to everyone for sending me, and posting photos of your lovely Keep Calm and Carry On posters in your homes. It's so fun and very rewarding to see them all hung so beautifully and being appreciated, all the way from places like Finland, to Singapore, South Africa and Brazil. It's just one big happy, calm world. And it's so nice to see this old WWII reproduction print's message still resonating with us today. Here's a peek at the homes of so many of you who have purchased them from my etsy shop. Thanks so much!


From heylucy.


From .melanie.


31 comments:

Casey said...

oh, i have been wanting one for awhile... this is convincing me to purchase sooner than later!

kay* said...

i feel the same way as casey - i've actually been kind of avoiding buying one because EVERYONE has one - everyone of us online design bloggers anyways:) but this has convinced me. I really like the casual look of it framed and proped up along a wall or a desk - i'm sold!

Modern Craft said...

It must be so satisfying to see your art in actual spaces-- very impressive. Congrats! (I think you should make a FLICKR group for "Keep Calm" in people's homes!)--Jim

Orange Pattern said...

Yay! I'm pondering getting it as a tattoo. No lie. Love seeing the prints in context. Great idea.

myriam said...

I just started following your blog and love this. I ordered one for my office, where it is seldom calm.

katie said...

Here is a link to a pic of my poster, which is currently hanging in my powder room. I love it and the message. My husband is a Marine, so when he is deployed, it's a constant reminder to, well, keep calm!

http://indiekate.typepad.com/an_ode/2008/03/decorating-pa-2.html

sfgirlbybay said...

Oh thanks all! :)

And thank you Katie for sending you photo. I am touched by your comment and will send wishes to your husband! Thank you so much!

Jennifer at Design Hole said...

That's so much fun. I remember when you first launched these posters. It's great to see that they've become so popular. Way to go! :)

Peachy Keen said...

OK, convinced (like I wasn't already!) Want one, must order soon ... I heart this poster! And all the gorgeous pics showing it!

bibbitybob said...

This might be a stupid question...I've been eyeing up these for a while, but in your shop the print seems to cut short really close to the bottom of the word 'ON' (see LadyYing's pic), yet in some people's pictures there's a bigger gap (see iwanteverything's pic). Is this because of the way it's been mounted, or is it different versions?

sfgirlbybay said...

bibbitybob - it is just the mounting. the full image is there as you see it in the images with the full cropping. good question, though! thank you for asking about that! :)

Alya said...

U must be so proud! They look great in those different homes.

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Yay!

It's so nice to see my home surrounded by so many other lovely homes....thanks for including my picture in your post!

Cheers,

Leah xx

bibbitybob said...

Thanks victoria - I see an etsy order about to be made, oops!

They all look fantastic :)

apearl said...

I just ordered mine from you (red)and am so excited to place it in my bathroom against the charcoal colored paint.
I wondered what the best frame and mat size is to buy so that the text doesnt get cut off...can anyone help?
thanks!

Jen said...

It's everywhere isn't it?? How can such a wonderful sentiment be denied?

They all look amazing too!

Sarah said...

i was wondering as well if people are buying premade frames or having custom made. i've been running around everywhere trying to find the perfect off the shelf frame/mat combo but haven't quite found it yet.
i know an 18x24 frame is best but i seem to only be able to do a custom mat to fit best. would anyone care to share where they got their frames?

Alison Conklin said...

oh i love this! that poster is perfect... (as i click to your etsy site...)

Miss B said...

I'm wondering how the posters are attached to the wall in the first image. It looks so casual but so elegant! I love it! Thanks for sharing these.

sfgirlbybay said...

Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments! :)

Miss B - I think Camilla just has it tacked up temporarily until she frames it...the frame that works well is Ikea's Ribba frame. The matte needs to be trimmed about a 1/2" top and bottom so the crown and the type don't get cut off, but it fits quite well! :)

{this is glamorous} said...

Such fun to see the posters in their homes--the photograph from Melanie with the green poster is especially lovely.

Miss B said...

Okay, thank you! I just couldn't see the tacks. I love it that you can frame it inexpensively at Ikea. That was the best trick I didn't learn at art school. Standard print sizes people! :)

Anonymous said...

I REALLY love this print, but is it possible to have/order it printed on off-white paper? I've found that white actually clashes in my home with my antique white walls and darker cream trim. : (

I've admired these prints for some time in photos/bogs and now I've finally found the source!! : )) Kim

sfgirlbybay said...

Sorry - I just print on white stock to hold the integrity of the ink color. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thank you for your quick reply. I will probably end up buying this & repainting a room. Ha! Enjoy your day, Kim

Hillary said...

where did you find all the amazing keep calm posters??? I only have one and i want more!!! I had no idea they came in all those colors! Love your blog!

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks hilary! you can find them in my etsy shop:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5244654

heylucy said...

Thanks for adding my picture to your group! It's so cool seeing it with all the other beautiful versions.

Re: the frame, I used the Ikea Ribba frame, but I still need to trim the mat a bit on the top and bottom, but I love the way it looks in that frame.

{heather} said...

Thank you so much for including me here! I LOVE the posters sooo much and have the orange and green. I will have to take some pictures of them HANGING on the wall! :)

julie said...

hi, question,
is this you, too??
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5205908&order=§ion_id=&page=1
or is that a public domain image? I am a little worried someone else might be profiting off of you!

sfgirlbybay said...

thank you Julie, but, yes - it is a Public Domain image, so they are in their right to print it, too.