Uplifting illustrations promote hope during the coronavirus pandemic
During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, anxiety, and shared feelings of powerlessness, a group of artists are posting daily, uplifting illustrations to give people a moment of hope.
Helmed by nonprofit group Fine Acts, which brings together activists and creatives for social good campaigns, the Spring of Hope project has been sharing one illustration per day, giving a daily visual moment of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.
ll works have been newly commissioned for this project, and they're all free to download and print — non-commercial use by nonprofits and activists is also allowed.
They commissioned a selection of amazing artists from around the world whom we admire – and they gave us their best. They also opened a call for submissions to creatives everywhere. See all the powerful and uplifting illustrations below and enjoy new works every week until the end of May.
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I love them so much I want to adapt them
Yes, you can! All featured works are published under a Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC-BY-NC-SA) and are available for free noncommercial use and adaptation, given the appropriate credit. We will also upload the work files of all commissioned works at our new open platform for socially engaged visuals, to launch next month. Watch this space for more info.
A whopping 50 artists based in 20 countries, including the UK, Bulgaria, South Africa, Russia, Colombia, India, and the U.S. have submitted works, and while these initial illustrations were privately commissioned by Fine Acts, they're now extending the invitation to artists and illustrators around the world to register to submit their own works of hope for inclusion as a daily post.
"Today, more than anything, humanity needs hope. And art is the most powerful way to nurture it," said Yana Buhrer Tavanier, co-founder and director of Fine Acts, in a press statement. "That’s why 50 artists from 20 countries around the world teamed up on a global art campaign on hope."