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Design for a COVID World

You could walk to the four corners of the earth and everywhere you look, you will see evidence of COVID. Signs, sanitizers, masks, the world as we know it has drastically changed.

In the beginning, when we first became aware of the highly contagious virus, most people scrambled to look for “PPE” or Personal Protection Equipment. Sanitizers, cleaning supplies, gloves and masks flew off the shelves as if it were being given away. Now that we are several months into it, these manufactured items have become more readily available but it appears we are using this pandemic as an opportunity to show our uniqueness and creativity by expressing ourselves in many different design ways.

Designers, retailers and crafters are having a field day creating their own versions of stylish and unusual masks whether it’s polka-dotted, bedazzled or camouflaged, there is a mask out for for just about anyone and any personality.

The design of COVID signage is also here to stay, on the walls, floors, lunch rooms, bathrooms, everywhere you go and sanitizer is finally back on the shelves, in every strength, color, and size. And if you can’t find it on the shelves, just go to YouTube and learn how to make your own homemade version.

So even though we are all living through these unprecedented and uncertain times, practicing social distancing and taking heed of all the warnings, design still has its place as we use it to express ourselves in many colorful and creative ways.

Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.

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