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Quarantine in Barcelona. Week 2

A matter of time, after the storm there is a creative response

This is not an illness that has classes, it affects the rich and the poorest, the main thing is the richest have a bigger house and have more resources to take measures and actions… The first week was the shocking week, the second week is the reaction week.

The United Nations, in its ‘Global Call to Creatives: An Open Brief from the United Nations’, states that it needs help “translating critical public health messages into different languages, different cultures, communities and platforms, reaching everyone, everywhere”.

The United Nations propose four areas of focus:

1. Hand washing

2. Reduce face touching

3. Respiratory hygiene

4. Staying home

They included examples and additional resources, very good ones:

We are in an unprecedented situation and the normal rules no longer apply. We cannot resort to the usual tools in such unusual times

In Barcelona Toormix, redesigned some graphic indications for Hospital Clinic.

Toormix Icons

Design Council is pubblishing here in Medium, as an organisation, they’ve decided to start a weekly journal to share our reflections from the Coronavirus outbreak.

“Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better” Bruce Lee.

A Global map is drawing and this is not a Chinese or European or American issue. What is it true is in this globalized world, this is a global issue, the more connected the most affected.

The more isolated zones of the world are the ones that can keep safe to the pandemia.


Advertising and corporations had made his first move changing their message

Burguer King
Social distancing is a theme of reinterpretation
Coca Cola and Mac Donalds

The world of illustrations also is giving an important push in those importants moments.

Fashion is answering with proposals

Proposals of dress Stuff and Masks from Montse Serra

You can follow this Telegram Groups to check Product and Fashion stuff.



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Guillem Ferran

Guillem Ferran

Head of Product Design Course at Esdap Catalonia Design School. Campus Llotja. Empower entrepreneurs, products and ideas. Barcelona. http://guillemferran.com/