“Keep Calm and Carry On.”
If you’ve been paying attention over the last few years, you know this phrase and the many, many iterations that have followed. It was originally commissioned by the British government’s Ministry of Information in 1939 as a means of boosting public morale during the outbreak of World War II. It’s received a bit of attention lately and we’ve seen it popping up all over social media.
It’s a wonderful sentiment. But, we don’t think it’s enough to just “carry on.” As you’ve seen over the last few weeks, we believe that continuing to create occupies the mind, feeds the soul and keeps us sharp for where we go after the current crisis is over. Creating will help us sustain this period and will prepare us for the “New Normal” that replaces the “Now Normal” we’re experiencing today.
So, we say “Keep Calm and Create On.”
We’re proud to join three incredible reservoirs of Queen City creativity — AIGA, AMA and AAF — in sharing this message. As AIGA said on their recent Instagram post: Find a way to get those creative juices flowing today. Stay sharp and sane—come up with your own version of “keep calm and create on” and tag us! We’ll share it on our Instagram to help inspire the masses!
Amen to that! Find time to create every day. Share it with those around you. Let us know about it by submitting it below. If you need a reminder, here’s an 8.5″ x 11″ “Keep Calm and Create On” poster you can print and post in your workspace. It was designed by Charlotte AAF president, John Howard.
Oh, and there’s a third part of the message we edited out, but it’s still important “Keep Calm. Create On. AND, STAY AT HOME!“
Tim Miner & Matt Olin
Charlotte Is Creative
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