Monday, September 13, 2010

Fun with magnetic photo paper

A few weeks ago, I bought some magnetic photo inkjet paper to go with our snazzy new printer. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, but I thought it was cool.

At the same time, I've been seeing all these design blogs with framed posters saying "Keep Calm and Carry On." They're literally everywhere (just see the comments on this apartment therapy post), but I dig it. I framed a similar saying from The Bright Side Project, and it now sits on my desk at work. It reminds me to breathe in difficult situations when Scott is not around to remind me.

According to wikipedia, the "Keep Calm" poster was "a poster produced by theBritish government in 1939during the beginning of World War II, to raise the morale of the British public in the case of invasion. It was little known and never used. The poster was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products."

I read the comments from the Apartment Therapy article after googling the saying to find an image I could print. Someone linked to this gem on etsy, an antidote to "Keep Calm and Carry On."
I think the second poster is a good commentary on the way some politicians would have us feel. But I'm not trying to go all political. I just wanted to make some cool refrigerator magnets out of the sayings. So that's what I did.....what do you think?

Here's the magnetic paper I used....I think I got it from A.C. Moore/Michaels/Jo-Anns.


  1. Very funny. Mark just bought me a sign that says "Simplify!" and I love it.

  2. Didn't know this paper existed. Will definitely be purchasing some. Love the Panic Dumbass sign. I'm kinda over the Keep Calm sign only because I've seen it EVERYWHERE. Even Target sells the damn thing now. But love the idea for magnets.

  3. I didn't know you could put magnetic paper threw an ink jet printer. You know what else is cool? Photo transfer paper. I made a T-Shirt for my nephew with photo transfer paper that says "I pooped in Lake Michigan."