FT coronavirus updates «allow people to make an informed decision» says data visualisation journalist

Daily data visualisations created by John Burn-Murdoch for the Financial Times have provided one of the most reliable pictures of the global coronavirus pandemic. He spoke to Dezeen about how his charts allow people to independently informed. First started «as a fairly scrappy rough chart» tracking coronavirus cases and deaths, the project has expanded to The post FT coronavirus updates...

Iconic Covid-19 images designed to create «a feeling of alarm» says CDC medical illustrator Dan Higgins

A medical illustrator behind the first 3D images of the coronavirus particle has spoken to Dezeen about how his team branded an invisible disease that «needed an identity». The team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia was aware they were creating a visual identity Covid-19 by creating the now-iconic The post Iconic Covid-19 images...

Julius Raymund Advincula makes «provocative» typeface from cleverly positioned body parts

Filipino graphic designer Julius Raymund Advincula sat half-naked in front of a mirror looking for letters and numbers in the folds of his skin and limbs to make up this Body Type typeface. Advincula, who works under the name Subhelic, created Body Type as an exploration of the various characters and figures that are hidden The post Julius Raymund Advincula...

Illustrator Anna Gibb draws Isolation Escapes architecture montage

British architect and illustrator Anna Gibb has combined buildings by architects including Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe to create an architectural montage of places people would like to be quarantined in during the coronavirus pandemic. London-based Gibb made the pen drawing on watercolour paper over the past month while in lockdown by combining suggestions of The post Illustrator Anna Gibb...

Mona Chalabi creates Stats to Help you Breathe illustrations to take people’s minds off coronavirus

Data journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi has unveiled a series of limited-edition prints and shared a selection of her illustrations visualising information about coronavirus as part of The World Around’s takeover of Virtual Design Festival for Earth Day. The three new prints, which Chalabi produced in collaboration with online art gallery Absolut Art for Earth The post Mona Chalabi creates...

Vivviane Westwood and Christopher Kane create hopeful coronavirus posters

Artists and designers including Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane and Wolfgang Tillmans have created protest-style posters about coronavirus for Dazed Media. As part of its #AloneTogether campaign, Dazed Media asked creatives to design posters that respond to the changes brought about by the pandemic and call for a better future. Graffiti artist 3D, fashion designer Katharine The post Vivviane Westwood and...

10 magazine covers that offer creative takes on the coronavirus crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic continues its spread across the globe, art directors and artists are using magazine covers as a visual commentary on the crisis. Covers range from sombre imagery, such as the biweekly cultural publication New York Magazine’s lonely double bass player, to defiant statements like men’s fashion and style magazine GQ Portugal’s «F*ck The post 10 magazine covers...

Dylan Coonrad reimagines public street signs to reflect a world facing coronavirus

A crosswalk sign with the people standing apart and warnings not to shake hands are among the series of conceptual signs designer Dylan Coonrad reinterpreted to fit with the coronavirus’ social distancing guidelines. Cannon Design creative director Coonrad has reimagined 10 street signs, road markings and building notices found around New York City to advise The post Dylan Coonrad reimagines...

Pentagram «future-proofs» Thames & Hudson with latest rebrand

Pentagram has designed a fresh visual identity for publishing house Thames & Hudson that is «part modernisation and part restoration». Design agency Pentagram was tasked with creating new branding for the British publisher that would establish it as a «forward-thinking» global company while still honouring its 70 year-long history. After researching how the Thames & The post Pentagram "future-proofs" Thames...

IKEA, Guinness, VW and Nike encourage social distancing and staying home

Many brands are altering their logos to promote social distancing and creating adverts to encourage staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Brands with extremely well-known logos, including restaurant company McDonalds and German car companies Audi and Volkswagen, have separated elements within their logos to encourage social distancing. Social distancing – reducing non-essential contact with others The post IKEA, Guinness, VW...