UN releases free COVID-19 awareness images donated by artists
Back in March, the United Nations (UN) released its first-ever open brief for creatives. It called upon designers and brands of the world to help convey public health messages through meaningful visuals in hopes of raising awareness about keeping safe from the virus. The brief itself contains six smaller ones covering social distancing, personal hygiene, COVID-19 symptoms, promoting a “kindness contagion,” raising funds for COVID-19 relief, and busting misconceptions on the coronavirus.
“You have the power to change the world…” the UN wrote. “The UN needs your help in translating critical public health messages, into work that will engage and inform people across different cultures, languages, communities and platforms.”
Within two weeks, tens of thousands of entries emerged, and they’re now available on the UN’s COVID-19 Response Creative Content Hub. The work, displayed by the UN on free-use photo website Unsplash, comprises content from creatives of various disciplines who’ve harnessed their personal experience to offer COVID-19 awareness messages to the public. The resources are free to use. The UN hopes to keep people informed about the virus spread, explaining that they aim to “educate, uplift, and inspire people all across the world through the global COVID pandemic crisis.”
Take a look at the full library here or scroll through some designs below.