If there’s one thing that’s possibly redeeming or dare we say a good thing about this time in quarantine is that we’re all in this together. We’re all going through it at the same time. There won’t be a person in the world who doesn’t know about it or haven’t lived through this. We will never feel alienated because of this. Wherever you travel after this is over and done with, you’ll have this knowledge that you have this in common with people all over the world, even if you don’t speak the language.
It’s something we can bond over because we all experienced it at the same time, together. So even though a lot of us are spending time alone right now, we’re alone together, the whole planet. And you know what’s interesting? Thinking about how this will affect the world afterwards. There will definitely be songs about this, think about it, pandemic jams are going to be a thing. There will for sure be movies and TV shows made about this and we’ll all be able to relate. Even now some virus outbreak movies hit differently. And lots of art is already being created, take a look at these coronavirus graffiti all over the world.
1. This one has been created by the graffiti artist Ponywave in LA, USA. The flower masks are brightening up the whole thing, don’t you think?
2. Another graffiti from LA that says “Cancel Plans Not Humanity”. What a powerful message to remind people to think about others and not be selfish.
3. These two graffitis are from Berlin and LA, and both are about the weird phenomenon of people stocking up on toilet paper and how it became this luxury item that you couldn’t find in stores for days at the beginning of quarantine.
4. An artist in Copenhagen, Denmark drew this interesting blend of Trump, Shreck and the virus all in one. Makes you think, doesn’t it?
5. It’s good to know we’re not losing our sense of humor in such a weird time. Artists in Malmo, Sweden and in the United Kingdom are painting graffiti with jokes about Corona beer. The one with Drake is our favorite.
6. Artist in Barcelona and Amsterdam are showing their appreciation for doctors and nurses by painting them as superheroes and angels who protect all of us and do their best to heal those who got sick.
7. Some graffiti is even being used as a way to spread awareness and give advice. This one of Prince Harry in LA is reminding people to wash their hands and the other one is from Senegal and it’s telling people to cough into their elbow.
8. A bit more appreciation for the doctors in the UK and Germany. As you can see they’ve painted the Superman symbol into the logo of NHS and in Germany, the nurse also is depicted with a Superman logo on her chest.
9. Artist in Norway and Scotland are both thinking about love in the age of a worldwide pandemic and their art reflects that.
10. There are even some very interesting graffitis with a religious subtext in them. Interpret that how you will, but wash your hands and protect yourself and others by wearing a mask, no matter what religion you subscribe to.