A few days back on Facebook I posted a thing I learned:
Keep Calm and Carry On doesn’t have an official font, as it was originally hand-drawn. Use Gill Sans. Why?
P22 Underground has a similar look, and is used on London Underground signage. Gill Sans is a kinda rip-off of Johnson’s Underground font (something Eric Gill admitted) It was designed because London Underground held the licence for Johnson Underground and wouldn’t allow others to use it. The poster has very similar characteristics to Gill and Johnson Underground and one of them was probably a reference point for the designer of the poster. Gill Sans was a hugely popular font at the time and has become part of British design culture as representative of the graphic style of the 30s/40s. It is used frequently by designers who want to evoke a nostalgic Britishness.
My girlfriend commented: Some men just want to watch the world learn.
Which inspired me to create a few QuickMeme image macros. The one above, and these below.