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SVA Community Responses to the Coronavirus: Part 5
May 20, 2020 by Danielle Peters
Two poster designs by Timur York. Left: "Do your part, Stay at Home or Stay 6 Feet Apart." Right: "Spread Kindness In the Battle Against the Virus."
Credit: Timur York

As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, there is no question that we are living in challenging times. Art, however, always rises to the occasion, whether with humor, inspiration, encouragement, anger or sobering commentary. As artists and designers all over the world continue learning and working from home, we have been presenting selections of topical work created by SVA community members. See below for the latest's roundup.


Artist Christine Sun Kim (MFA 2006 Fine Arts) designed a group of billboards in NYC to show gratitude to all essential workers: "Dear Essential Workers, Thank You." (Read our recent interview with Kim here.)

Artist Timur York (BFA 2003 Fine Arts) has created public-service designs to help reinforce proper etiquette for social distancing. All of these posters are available free of charge, and anyone interested can reach out to York for customizable sizes that can fit any digital or print formats.

Two poster designs by Timur York. Left: "Do your part, Stay at Home or Stay 6 Feet Apart." Right: "Spread Kindness In the Battle Against the Virus."
Credit: Timur York

BFA Design student Bruno Bergallo shared the following heart-warming animation on Instagram, as a reminder to all New Yorkers to stay united.

Hugo Yu (BFA 2019 Photography and Video) created still-life images using only the objects in his immediate surroundings as a part of a recent New York Times' challenge to homebound photographers to observe the connection between life and death, and confinement and freedom.

A photograph of a magnifying glass, a small wooden cube, a blown up glove, and an egg on a red cylinder, placed on a green measuring mat.
Credit: Hugo Yu

And last up, Marvel Entertainment EVP Joe Quesada (BFA 1984 Media Arts) created and shared the following Captain America-inspired art celebrating front-line healthcare workers.

An illustration of a healthcare worker wearing a face mask with the Captain America symbol on it.
Credit: Joe Quesada

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