Continuing The Effort
Release date: September, 2021
Size: 11 x 17 inches. Heavy-weight paper with matte surface.
Grant Yun is a Milwaukee-based artist who is most recognized for reimagining American Realism and Regionalism through a 21st century approach. A previous student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Grant is now an MD candidate at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
In his Covid-19 poster, Grant illustrates a Wisconsin landscape with subtle shapes and colors. This mix of minimalism with a soft color palette helps create a comforting Midwest scene relatable to all residents of the state. Above the landscape is a pair of hands holding one another in unity with a blue mask between them. Through his illustration, Grant stresses the overarching importance of working together to continue the effort against Covid-19.
About the project
The Wisconsin Historical Society's COVID-19 Poster Project is a series of posters designed and created by Wisconsin artists. Public information posters have long been a part of history. This project features Wisconsin artists and their representations of the COVID-19 pandemic through a new, relevant public information poster. These posters, created by Wisconsin artists during the COVID-19 pandemic, will become part of the collections at the Society where they can be viewed and appreciated by future generations.
Hope is what has helped us get through the toughest days of this pandemic. The story of the COVID-19 Pandemic did not end in July 2020 with the release of our last poster. New waves and variants continue to prolong its impact. Despite these hardships, we have found moments of hope that bring us together, even when we are apart. These messages, and new stories over the past year, are the focus of this next phase of posters.
Wisconsin Historical Society | Covid 19 Poster Project
Grant Yun's website