Can graphic design save your life? It may seem like a trivial question on the surface, however history of visual design is suggesting that art has played a significant role in fighting numerous past and still existing global pandemics.
There was a broadsheet warning of Indian cholera symptoms issued in 1831, and malaria warning posters from the dark days of 1940s wartime. Modern afflictions were addressed too: the colorful graffiti painted onto Liberian walls that educated the illiterate on the symptoms of Ebola, and warnings of the late 20th century’s principal medical menace – Aids.
Public health is all about behavior change and raising awareness through engaging & informative content.
Graphic Design HEROS are saving a day in 2020 once again :) !
Last week saw the United Nations announce a first-ever open brief to creatives everywhere to help raise awareness and understanding of the Coronavirus and how to impede its spread. “We need to meet people where they are, with a stream of fresh, innovative content which drives home the personal behaviors and societal support needed today,” announced the call to action.