Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Keep Calm and Carry On
Barter Books is a secondhand bookshop located in Alnwick's old Victorian railway station in Britain. One of Flavorwire's 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores In The World, it is worthy of its own post dedicated to the gorgeous inner workings, preserved tea rooms and waiting rooms.
After winning an auction for a box of antique books, the owners of Barter Books found one of the original Keep Calm posters that the British government had printed during WWII. Thus began a design trend that has swept the world. Take a look at this beautiful video that tells all about the provenance of the iconic poster.