Monday, April 12, 2010

Keeping Calm - With Wine

keep calm and drink pinot.

in reverse.

Inspired by the proliferation of the "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters currently sold as decor, this limited edition "Keep Calm and Drink Pinot" poster was purchased at our local wine bar: Internos Wine Cafe. It was created for a vintner's festival and the wine cafe has limited quantities for sale, in person.

The flowers, by the way, are rather unusual. Called pincushions, I believe, and picked up at our local grocery.

Keep Calm and Drink Pinot is a fun play on the original propaganda poster created by the British government during WWII. We have one of the Keep Calm and Carry On posters in gray, but you can buy them online and in multiple colors from sfgirlbybay's etsy shop. The poster is now public domain, and a brief history of its non-use during the war is here on Wikipedia.

The posters are trendy, yes. I will say, however, on less pleasant days or weeks, as these last couple have been, they do lend a moment of reflection and calm.

And: Other really cool, bossy prints:

~Make Art Not War
~Get Excited and Make Things


  1. freaking awesome - I'll follow those instructions any day ;p

  2. Just stumbled across this after a quick google search since we got a request earlier today – we designed the Pinot posters and have a handful left for sale if anyone's interested. cheers!

    (and great blog too btw)