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  • Mixed-media digital collage
  • 18 inches wide, 24 inches high

Publication Date

Fall 10-12-2020


Collage, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Spanish Flu, Graphic Design


Art and Design | Graphic Design


My collage represents the feeling of history repeating itself and walking into another time of unknown. Specifically, my collage incorporates elements from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. By using elements like hand-drawn illustration and newspaper clippings, I wanted to get across the feeling of a handmade poster despite being made in Photoshop.

A lot of my process in making my collage was done on paper and drawing with micron pens. I enjoy drawing and illustration a lot, and I wanted to incorporate that love for drawing in my poster as much as I could. Also, I used various brushes and colors in Photoshop to add a pop of color to my illustrations and give off the appearance of watercolor paint.

This was a very fun project, and I learned a lot through this experience. By far the most enjoyable part of the process for me was being able to illustrate the pictures I used in my project instead of just using found images.

Cara Simmons: 1918 & 2020 Pandemic Poster



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