Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, I took the opportunity to design some PSA posters for my local Health Department. Since officials have compared the severity and spread of the Coronavirus to that of the Spanish Flu, I was inspired to study war posters and cartoons from 1918 and the first World War. My goal was to rally that same feeling of fighting a common, world-wide threat together.
My city was on lockdown and quarantine so we decided not to print, as there was no foot traffic (and no-one running printers!). We decided just to offer the flyers for social media and digital download. After businesses started reopening, one local instrument shop printed out one of the designs and put it on every guitar to show it had been disinfected.
I painted the black and white ink and gouache underpainting on A4 natural-color Multi-Techniques, 115 lb paper from Clairfontaine.com. Colored digitally.