One of the more interesting and nostalgic memes to surface on the internet in recent years is the “Keep Calm” poster. This meme is modeled on the World War II era poster “Keep Calm and Carry On,” that was developed by the British Government to raise the morale of the public during the war.
I particularly love this meme because it is so nostalgic and it is fun to see how people use it, which has covered a variety of subjects including politics, pop culture, inspirational, and particularly humor. Several generator sites now exist to allow people to create their own “Keep Calm” posters, some of which allow you to have them made into real posters or put on mugs, t-shirts, bags, etc. Perhaps the nicest one I have seen is “The Keep Calm-O-Matic.” I created the one included here using this site.