By Jera "Jay" Ramirez | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project | Phase 2
In this piece, inspired by vintage video games from the 80s and 90s, Jay explores the impact a vaccine has on a virus and evokes parallels to way the pandemic has be taken frivolously.
Jera "Jay" Ramirez
Release Date: September, 2021
Size: 11 x 17 inches
Prints: Heavy weight paper with matte surface
“It’s kind of comical how people treat some life threatening scenarios as if they were a game, like nothing is at stake and at the rate we’re going we’re not even aiming to win.... The goal in our particular point in time should be to win this battle, but to do so we have got to level up!!!"
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
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