iWalkers: Council Recruits Men with TVs Strapped Above Their Heads to Walk the Streets and Warn Public Not to Break Covid Lockdown Rules


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A council have recruited men with TVs strapped above their heads to walk the streets to police lockdown. The bizarre move saw staff and volunteers pound the streets of Bradford, Yorkshire, with TVs, which weigh 18lbs and have a 19inch screen, hoisted on their shoulders. Continue reading »

‘I Survived 2020’ Silver Commemoratives: A Perfect Gift for The Coin Collector

These seven sided commemoratives weigh 8g and have a diameter of 40mm. The last picture is for comparison and shows the item next to a 50p coin – perfect to add to albums and collections. Continue reading »

“The Covid Drawings 2020”: British Artist Creates Daily Drawings of A Very Strange Year

South London based artist Jolie Goodman is publishing a book called “The Covid Drawings 2020” on 20 December. These are a selection of Jolie’s drawings from her series “1872 days of Tory Government”, which she posts on her Instagram account @jolie.goodman. Jolie has been making a daily digital drawing since 13th December 2019 when Boris Johnstone was elected Prime Minister. Continue reading »

Everyday Objects Inspired An Artist To Illustrate These Bad Puns, Here Are The 30 Best

According to an artist Irina Blok: “As 2020 comes to an end, it feels exhausting with a never-ending cycle of bad news and endless doomscrolling. It’s been a difficult year for all of us and my way to cope has been cooking and drawing cartoons. Continue reading »

Twitter Billboards Show How We Coped With the Horrors of 2020 by Tweeting About It

There were 6 million tweets this year about 2020 and how much of a dumpster fire it’s been. With so much material to work with, Twitter is posting some of the funniest and most uplifting 2020 tweets around New York City on billboards, murals and more this week. Continue reading »

One Nail – One Death: Monument to the German Victims of COVID-19 in Münster

In the cathedral in Schwäbisch Gmünd, a work of art made of thousands of nails commemorates those who died in the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading »

Baker Creates a Stunning 6ft Cake of Father Christmas Hugging an NHS Worker in Scrubs to Thank Hospital Staff for Their Work

A woman has baked a 6ft cake of a nurse hugging Father Christmas to thank NHS staff for their life saving work on the frontline. Continue reading »

Saddened By The Empty Streets Of Budapest During Lockdown, This Artist Filled The City With People From Classical Paintings

Pál Szinyei Merse: Lady In Violet

According to Márton Neményi: “Most big cities are affected by the pandemic with several versions of lockdowns and quarantines in place. Budapest is no exception: right now there’s a curfew between 8 pm and 5 am every day. The inner parts of the capital of Hungary had started getting busy this time and now it’s getting empty in a matter of minutes every evening. Continue reading »

Sweden’s Gingerbread Baking Competition Goes Online with Emphasis on Social Distancing


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The exhibition, usually thronged with wide-eyed children and adults marvelling at the culinary creations, is normally held at Sweden’s Museum of Architecture and Design but was moved online due to COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading »

“I Feel Safe when Everybody Is at Home”: Performance Artist Sleeps in Street of Istanbul


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Artist Sayna Soleimanpour performs a photoshoot in protest against the mistreatment and alienation of Turkish women based on their clothing, during a two-day curfew amid the spread of the coronavirus disease, on a deserted street in Istanbul, Turkey, December, 2020. Continue reading »

Humoristic Illustrations Reveal the Daily Life Before and After COVID-19

From wearing masks to working from home, the coronavirus has brought about a lot of changes in our daily lives.

It is this “new normality” that the American artist Irina Blok depicts through this series of drawings. Each drawing shows a before and after, revealing how things have changed since COVID-19. The comic series helps to reassure us by showing us that we are all going through the same experiences. Continue reading »

This Artist Continues to Craft A Creative Face Mask Every Day Of Self-Isolation

According to Matthias Kretschmer: “And the masquerade continues… I continue the mask project in the second lockdown. After the first corona mask project in the spring, I wanted to hang up the masks in the word’s truest sense. But during the second lockdown in Austria, the experiences in my own environment with the coronavirus and the events of the first days of November prompted and motivated me to continue the mask series. Continue reading »

“We Do Lockdown”: A Razor-Sharp Satire of COVID-19 Lockdown Life Packed Full of Parodies of Vintage Illustrations by Miriam Elia

“In Series 2a of the latest Dung Beetle Books title, Mummy, John and Susan go through an indefinite period of self-isolation during lockdown. In this solitary time, the children will be forcibly adapted to the ‘new normal’, where a joyless existence is heroically embraced to save humanity. The children will come to have no real-life friends, no education, and conditioned to see their peers as portable germ vessels.” Continue reading »

“Disney Lockdown”: Artist Creates A ‘Realistic Disney’ Series Where He Imagines Famous Characters Living In 2020

“When You’re Social Distancing But Need To Curse A Newborn Baby Asap”

We tend to romanticize Disney characters. We see them as someone to look up to. But what if becoming just like them was way easier than we think? What if they were just like regular people with regular quirks, regular mannerisms, and regular problems? That’s the question that Indonesian Photoshop artist Andhika Muksin (previously) is answering by inserting Disney princes and princesses into real life and imagining what would happen. It’s time to take our rose-colored glasses off. Continue reading »

Priests in Russia Conducted a Divine Service in The Covid-Center and Bypassed All Patients by Sprinkling Holy Water and Giving Them Icons


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The pandemic is still striking Russia in all regions. Medical centers are overcrowded, patients cannot call the ambulance or have to wait for medical help to come for days. And just like always, when hope is nearly gone, it’s them who suddenly appear. Priests in Kaluga, Russia, visited hospitals with Covid patients to sprinkle holy water on them and give them icons. Continue reading »

“Fear Must Abyss”: A Coronavirus Sculpture Was Burned in Russia

The dark wooden sculpture of coronavirus was burned in Voronezh, Russia. It was made by the famous wood carver Alexander Ivchenko. He decided to cut the figure COVID-19 after his whole family had got over infection. Continue reading »

The Last Days on Californian Beaches Before Covid-19 in Melancholic Photographs by Marina Weishaupt

In early 2020, a few days before the first lockdowns in European states, which were quickly followed by many other countries around the globe, Marina Weishaupt enjoyed the last days of freedom on Californian beaches. Continue reading »

As the World Plunges Into the Flames of The Pandemic, Thousands of People at The Halloween Parade in Wuhan


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Halloween revelers flocked to an amusement park in Wuhan, China, to celebrate the spooky holiday less than a year after the deadly coronavirus began infecting people in the city before spreading across the globe. The crowds, dressed in costumes including pirates, superheroes and zombie nurses, celebrated by watching a parade at Happy Valley Wuhan amusement park, photos of the scene show.

Domestic tourists have returned to Wuhan in recent months as China says they’ve turned a corner in their fight against the virus. Continue reading »

Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper

The stamp was inspired by the panic-buying of toilet paper when COVID-19 first hit Europe in the spring. It shows a baby elephant, a symbol which has encouraged citizens to keep their distance during the pandemic. Continue reading »

“Strength”: Street Artist Painted 3 Murals On A Local Hospital As A Tribute To Spain’s Health Workers

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Pejac (previously), real name Silvestre Santiago, is a Spanish painter and street artist whose works include outdoor murals, often utilising trompe-l’œil techniques. Santiago was born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain in 1977. He studied fine art, first at Salamanca, then Barcelona, and finally at Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano “Brera”. He worked at Norway’s NuArt Festival in 2015. The same year, he painted site-specific works in Hong Kong and Tokyo. He has also worked in the Husn refugee camp in Amman, Jordan, creating silhouette images by scraping paint off old walls. As of 2014, he was again living in Santander. Continue reading »

“Wear Mask. Save Live”: Borat Had Made Hilarious Appearances on Major Landmarks Across the UK

Borat was beamed onto Edinburgh Castle with the pro-mask message

Sacha Baron Cohen’s comical character was projected onto famous sites around the country with the slogan: “Wear mask. Save live.” And he posed up wearing nothing but a face mask covering his modesty. Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Is Posting The Most Ridiculous Coronavirus Masks Spotted On The Subway

Keeping the coronavirus at bay is the top and foremost priority these days. A face mask has been added to the “check before leaving” daily bundle next to keys, wallet, and phone, and as we’re on our way to the second wave, we’re kinda used to this whole thing. But some people are still getting creative with the most questionable face coverings that defy science, common sense, and simply aesthetics. Continue reading »

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Disinfector ‘Robots’ Were Hired at a Children’s Hospital in Russia


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Modern problems require advanced solutions. In a child health care of Rostov small patients are met by such robots. The dummies made by the clinic’s employees measure body temperature and sanitize hands. If the temperature is high, the machine will give an alarming signal. Continue reading »

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey


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Business is booming at a sea dock in western Turkey, where five hulking cruise ships are being dismantled for scrap metal sales after the Covid-19 pandemic all but destroyed the industry. Cruise ships were home to the some of the earliest clusters of Covid-19 as the pandemic spread globally early this year. Continue reading »

Santa Wants to Keep You and His Friends at The North Pole Safe This Christmas so He’s Wearing a Mask

Santa is an iconic symbol of Christmas, and that’s why Santa Christmas ornaments have become so popular. Santa Claus ornaments come in many shapes and sizes, but all of them capture the jolly round personality of the character we all associate with snow, reindeer and presents. Old World Christmas has a large collection, and you won’t want to miss these glass Santa ornaments this Ho-Ho-Holiday! Continue reading »