Touchwood is a small, nimble, creative force led by Shawn Murenbeeld – Partner, Creative Director, Artist, Part-Time Professor, and Full-Time Obsessor….they have given classic war time posters a Coronavirus remix. Here, Shawn tells us all about it……
Around two weeks ago the terms ‘War on Corona’ & ‘War Time’ state of emergency started to ring out. I immediately thought of World War Two and all the Government PSAs that were produced. I’ve always loved the simplicity of message and art.
It was at this time that I thought, maybe these should be repurposed and updated to address the current situation. It seemed like a logical fit.
These works of art were created during key moments in our history. We have arrived at another. Using these globally recognized communication pieces—why not recycle them and give them new meaning.
My goal is to have these images spread around globally to help inform and remind us—We’ve faced terrible things before and we’ll get through this together. 💪
Note: Original posters created in the 1930s to 1950s by the likes of James Montgomery Flagg, E. McKnight Kauffer, Raymond de Valerio, & Jean Carlu to name but a few.