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

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Pandemic, Digital Collage, 2020, 1918, graphic design, poster


Art and Design | Graphic Design


Originally, I had planned to create a broken world with 2020 being the relapse of 1918. However, as I played around with the image, I came to the world being an egg, cracked by the hands of a person — a human. To clarify: This is an average human, not any specified person or people, the reason being that humans, while physically diverse in our attributes, have a trend of emotions and actions while going through life. We build attachments and beliefs which are part of our identities.

While some support these identities, others will find disapproval and hate, which rises to conflict. Just like 1918, 2020, and really every year, conflicts can be so great that they affect the whole nation — multiple years dealing with a pandemic, social injustice, and wars. It feels as though the world not only rotates for the time of day, but for the disagreements we can never end.

While humans create and build upon this chaos, it is not the end-all, be-all. With all the bad that goes on each day, it takes one light to find hope. We have the potential to turn the bad into good. That is why the world will be made like an egg. It will be shown as cracked, and the problems collect at the bottom; however, just like any egg, there is still potential to change it into something better. While the hands looming over it may be intimidating, they are infused with the message: “There is still hope.” I decided to place this within the hands to refer to how hard it is to look past all the troubles in life. The repetition is the constant reminder we have to give ourselves as we continue each day.

Ekua Bransah: 1918 & 2020 Pandemic Poster



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