The Viral Art Project – Art inspired by the coronavirus

The Viral Art Project is an initiative launched by  by Wide EyeThroughline CollaborativeThe Soze Foundation, and artist Mark Kelner.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE
We are all alone right now but remember everyone in the world from São Paulo to New York to Madrid is there with you. Photo: Victor Moriyama
Kat McCord + Margot Boyer-Dry 
Thackway McCord

An ongoing project soliciting art from around the world, its growing collection of poster art is visually stimulating and culturally resonant.

“MUTE
The aim of this poster series is to raise a smile and bring people together through shared, funny experiences while remote working.
Liam + Jord

Here is their description and the call to action:

Coronavirus is a global emergency on a scale unseen since the Great Depression and World War II. The Viral Art Project is a call to action for graphic designers, artists, and other creative people to bring their talents to the Coronavirus emergency facing our world. We are inviting designers to submit poster art that will raise awareness of the challenges facing all of us, and promote messages about what we have to do and how we can get through this time together. @ViralArtProject | #viralartproject | viralartproject@gmail.com

– Viral Art Project

The pieces are fun and serious, earnest and tongue in cheek in turn.

PLEASE STAND 1 ‘LARRY’ AWAY FROM ME.
K THX BYE
(part of a 12-part poster series)
Ben Ostrower 
Wide Eye
DON’T HOARD THE TP
Adapted from “OF COURSE I CAN!” Poster by Dick Williams, 1944, U.S. Government Printing Office
Ben Ostrower 
Wide Eye
IT’S OKAY
Pressure is being put on everyone to thrive in the midst of this pandemic—but it’s okay to not be okay right now.
Meaghan Dee
VIR US
Distancing from friends and family is not easy, but we must be vigilant to overcome this pandemic. In the end we will all be closer.
Brian Robertson
UNIVERSAL VOTE BY MAIL!
We can protect each other by making remote voting universally available & truly democratic, and staying vigilant against voter suppression.
Emily Cohane-Mann 
Eighty2Degrees Design Studio

SORRY, WE’RE CLOSED
The Earth has come to a standstill and is basically closed as we battle COVID-19. When will we return and be back to business?
Rajiv Fernandez
TAKE ONLY WHAT YOU NEED
Speaking to the importance of only taking what you need. Available free for use on my website to spread the word.
Jacob Rosenburg
#SUPPLIESSAVELIVES
Raising awareness of what our health care workers need now, the message is clear: We’ve been in crisis before and we’ll overcome it again.
Mark Kelner

Head over to https://viralartproject.com to check out all the artwork and submit some yourself if you’re inspired!

Comment with other coronavirus themed art projects you’ve found online – I’d love to see them.

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