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COVID-19 Update: Classes Continue Online; Building Closures begin 3/23

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SVA Community Responses to the Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
A Instagram image from Debbie Millman

Debbie Millman (chair, MPS Branding), Overthinking the infinite.

Credit: Debbie Millman

These are challenging times and the new normal of coronavirus-motivated self-isolation, social distancing and self-quarantining can be disconcerting. Art, however, always rises to the occasion in difficult times, whether with humor, inspiration, encouragement, anger or sobering commentary. Each week for the next few weeks, as artists and designers all over the world learn and work from home, we will be presenting selections of work created by SVA community members. See below for today's roundup.


Yesterday, author, illustrator and BFA Illustration faculty member Ellen Weinstein shared a social-distancing illustration she made for The Washington Post article "Love in the time of coronavirus."

Having trouble coping with uncertainty? MPS Branding Chair Debbie Millman feels your pain. The renowned designer, author and podcaster has put together a helpful and positive "Things to avoid during isolation" Instagram post.

"Do your part and stay home. It's all we can do," writes Juan Delcan, an artist and director who has taught at SVA, in the caption for his widely seen #COVIDー19 video about the spread of viruses and the need for social distancing.

SVA alumni Zee Myers (BFA 2004 Computer Art), Loryn Brantz (BFA 2007 Animation) and Kyra Kupetsky (BFA 2015 Animation), who collectively oversee BuzzFeed's popular Good Advice Cupcake brand, are doing their part to send love during this difficult time, while also reminding people about the importance of social distancing.

BFA illustration faculty member and designer Edel Rodriguez's work is often pointed, satirical and darkly humorous. His latest post is a curated collection of vintage posters and their commentary on viruses and disease.

Stay safe and healthy! To read the latest on SVA's response to the coronavirus, visit sva.edu/coronavirus.