Ok, this is a very informal club…to join, all you have to do is grab a little pixel “poster,” display it on your website, and link it back to http://www.avidlydreamingpixels.com!
Very easy, right? 🙂
Here are the ones I’ve made so far! Click it, then right-click to save:
ABOUT THE CLUB
But wait…what do I mean by the “Keep Calm” pixel club and pixel “posters?”
Well, it’s like this…
THE SHORT STORY: I love the “Keep Calm” posters, and I made them into pixels, for fun. If you also like them, feel free to grab one or more of them! 🙂 I have also made actual mini posters that you can print out and frame; they are available on my blog (look under “Freebies”).
THE LONGER STORY: The “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster is from the era of World War I. The original design was created by the British government as a morale-boosting poster to be displayed around towns and in shop windows if the Germans invaded the country.
This is what it looked like:
Only a few were made, and because the Germans did not invade, the posters were never used. They were stuck away somewhere and forgotten.
Then a few years ago, one of them was discovered in a used bookshop, and the bookshop owners decided it was a nice thought to “Keep Calm and Carry On,” so they reproduced the poster and started selling it. It sold like hotcakes!
Since then, it has become a big trend, with people making “Keep Calm” posters, mugs, tshirts, and more. I have seen “Keep Calm” items for sale at Target, at TJ Maxx, and all over the web. Designers have also changed the saying to fit every holiday and theme you can think of!
I fell in love with the poster, so in 2010 I started making my own little mini posters with different themes. Here are the ones I made for Halloween, on either side of the larger one with the original words:
After I started making printable posters, of course I had to make pixel posters! 🙂
And so the Keep Calm Pixel Club was born in late 2010.
I hope you like the little posters! Let’s all Keep Calm and Pixel On! 😀