The spread of COVID-19 across the EU, UK and United States has now been declared a global pandemic by the WHO.
Though we are not medics or doctors, we believe that as creatives, we can do something really important to help slow down the transmission of the virus.
Illustrations are extremely powerful communication tools and we believe that in communicating the correct official information in a clear, engaging and direct way can slow down the spread of the Coronavirus.
Therefore, we have decided to ask you, for illustrations and visuals, which will help in the fight against the pandemic. As soon as you will upload your artworks, we will offer them to download for free on Minty. No matter if it would be a series of face mask pictograms, or illustrations showing how to flatten the curve, your art will be there, ready to help.
How to join the fight? 1. Upload your artwork to tasteminty.com. 2. Tag it with #fightcoronwithart and don’t forget other tags. 3. Make sure you have correct name in on your Minty profile, and also in tags, as we will request everyone to credit you.
Make sure you focus on factual information from official sources, that can actually slow the spread of the virus. You are free to pick your style or angle, just make it clear and understandable. Draw everything people can use. From illustrations of persons wearing face-masks and washing hands, to more complex themes stressing the urgency of social distancing.
We have put together 4 key sources with important information for you:
Visuals are impactful, easy to understand and simple to share. Scientists and researchers are working hard, but currently, we have no cure and no vaccine. Therefore information is the only way humanity can fight it’s fight.
We can do this by communicating the right information in engaging way. This will change existing social habits and lead to a lasting behavioural change which will slow down further pandemic.
Your illustration/visual could be a sticker, used in a communal space to inform neighbours of how to wash their hands and wear mask properly, image on local social media group organising help for older people, or it could even be used by major news outlet.
We will offer all uploads with this tag free to download for the journalists and bloggers around the globe. Your illustrations will be free to use in any relevant campaigns fighting the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 disease.
Remember, just like our cover illustration by awesome Carina Lindmeier, also your artwork can help in fight against coronavirus, or even save lives.