Covid-19 Flag

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” — George Bernard Shaw

COVID-19 is a massive global event that has ultimately changed our society as a whole. This brief gave me an opportunity to capture the essence of these changes and remind the individual of the ongoing need to remain vigilant. Tasked with creating a flag to fly beside the Liffey River, my design is based on idea of social circles and bubbles in regards to social distancing measures.

The circle, to me, is the most prominent shape linked to the idea of social distancing. The flag alerts its viewers of the importance of distancing oneself to prevent the spread of the virus as well as maintaining hand hygiene during this time. The small orange circle serves as reminder of taking care of ones mental health during this difficult time. The colours used are evocative of the current COVID-19 signage around Ireland but the warmer tones of yellow and orange presents a more approachable visual.