The Quarantine Chronicles: Episode 2

Quarantine Loops by Clim For many of us, lockdown is starting to seem very repetitive. In a bid to add some humour to the situation, the Barcelona-based design agency Clim has created Quarantine Loops, a series of animations which reflect everyday life during a global pandemic, from The muted palette animations include cooking in the […]

Quarantine Loops by Clim

For many of us, lockdown is starting to seem very repetitive. In a bid to add some humour to the situation, the Barcelona-based design agency Clim has created Quarantine Loops, a series of animations which reflect everyday life during a global pandemic, from

The muted palette animations include cooking in the nude and the daily youtube yoga session – reminding us that the whole world is currently experiencing this strange situation and showing us things we can do to get through it. “Perhaps we all can learn something positive about this,” explains the studio.

 

The Self Isolation Colouring Book

It is important to exercise creativity during lockdown, especially for creative professionals. Staying creative with limited external stimulus is a struggle many have had to contend with already. To try and ease the struggle on designers and artists, clothing label P&Co launched a free, downloadable colouring book which collated the brand’s “artwork graphics”.

Volume One can be accessed through the P&Co website, but the brand is calling on creatives to submit their designs for Volume Two. Those wanting to get involved can submit designs via email, with details on how to do so on the P&Co website. And for those just interested in colouring in, the brand encourages finished pages to be shared on social media, hoping to bring the creative community closer together.

Dyson Engineering Challenges for Kids

Designers working with the James Dyson Foundation have created a series of science and engineering tasks they say can help keep kids entertained during lockdown. The initiative, which is made up of 44 Challenge Cards, aims to provide young people with brain stimulation as families adjust to spending more time at home.

BBC One Isolation Indents

Eight new idents have been introduced to the BBC One network over the new few weeks to show life under lockdown.

Each ident shows a “range of difference and eclectic activities people have been doing to stay connected during isolation,” the BBC says. They have been designed by the in-house BBC Creative team. All the idents were created remotely, shot by contributors at their own homes and edited together by the BBC. According to Jonathan Hopper, the BBC’s media scheduling lead, the idents are seen by 34m viewers a week.

The Kidz Cafe

A large consequence of the coronavirus lockdown is children going hungry at home. Unfortunately, without free school meals, many poor families are having to make food stretch further than ever before. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has launched the KidzCafe to address this issue – an initiative that seeks to provide children in the area with daily, nutritious meals while school doors remain shut.

The London-based brand communication and design studio Free The Birds developed the identity for the KidzCafe programme on a pro bono basis. Using what they refers to as the “children’s universal symbol of hope” – the rainbow – the team has created an effective identity system, including packaging and social media communications. The logo for the KidzCafe utilises the rainbow motif by using the multicoloured arches upside down, to create a bowl.


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