By Grant Yun | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project | Phase 2
Grant Yun is a Milwaukee-based artist who is most recognized for reimagining American Realism and Regionalism through a 21st century approach. In this poster, Grant stresses the overarching importance of working together to continue the effort against Covid-19.
Sonia Vasquez is an artist living and working out of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. For this piece, she was inspired by Victorian advertisements and medicine - imagining what a Covid vaccine poster might look like in the 19th century.
The text on this poster is meant to evoke hope, comfort, and relief from the pressure to “get back to normal” in the face of great loss. The artist hopes this piece will help people meet their grief with acceptance while also finding strength in the knowledge that it will not last forever.
By Bao Xiong | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project | Phase 2
Bao Xiong is an author and artist based out of Wisconsin. Growing up with Hmong folklore and true ghost stories inspired her books Folklore and The Butchers published through Moth House Press. Her poster illustrates that science finds a way to address life's challenges.
by Colin Matthes | May 27, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Colin Matthes (Milwaukee, WI) is an artist. He combines improvised utilitarian construction techniques with instructional drawing, spectacle, and civically minded projects that range from group knowledge archiving sessions to “eco” demolition derbies. He always shows the means of production - the process, the fingerprints, the screwups.
by Yeonhee Cheong | May 13, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Yeonhee Cheong is a visual artist who studies the social language of women’s bodies and outfits. She is a lecturer at Design Studies department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Describing her poster, she reflected that "the war against COVID-19 virus has disrupted the conventional way of how we unite to fight. We should keep apart and protect selves from others, in order to protect others as well. Though against our natural instinct, this is the knowledgeable and effective way to win this war that everyone should follow."