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  • Collection: Battling the Virus: Didactic Imagery

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A stencil posted on a utility box reading. "JOGGERS /Protect your fellow humans/ wear a fuckin' mask"

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A stencil of a wide-eyed child wearing a face masks. Red hearts appear at the cheeks. Text reads "Stay Safe Toronto."

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A wheatpaste image of a person in a green, full body, personal protective suit, including gloves, boots, and helmet. The face inside the helmet is an artistically distorted face. Next to the image is spray painted text which reads "Hug Life."

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On a plywood background is a wheatpasted image of a skeleton dressed in a 1950's style blue polka dot kitchen apron. The skeleton is holding a platter of food with a turkey that is actually a coronavirus, surrounded by vegetables. Above the skeleton…

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This image shows the phrase "FUCK CORONA" spray-painted on the side of a building that appears to be in an empty lot.

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A poster reading WA$H YOUR HANDS followed by the signature Absurdly Well. The use of the $ in Wash politicizes the message.

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A figure seated in meditation, wearing a face mask and protective gloves. Text reads "Let's be careful!"

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COVID-19 QRF featuring Meeko raccoon from the movie Pocahontas
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Note that raccoon is nearly an anagram for corona and the creatures wear masks and wash their hands.

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A large and colorful mural reading "Seu futuro está nas mãos" (translated as "your future is in your hands") with images of a young figure with respirator mask and a female doctor of Asian descent doing research using a microscope. Images of the…

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An image of a young boy holding a belt; text reads "Fica em casa" (translated as "Stay at home"). The boy wears pants and no shirt or belt.

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A warning sign in a skatepark shows the coronavirus in black on a white background surrounded by a red triangle. Below is a white rectangular sign with Covid-19 written in black.

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A gray shark wearing a medical mask spray-painted on a wall. Text to the right of the shark reads ‘DISOBEY’.

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Image shows a nurse giving the middle finger / standing up to a screaming corona virus.

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This image depicts a soldier holding and aiming a vaccination syringe in place of a grenade launcher. The word "Aguja" is written above the image, which means "needle" in Spanish.

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Image of a medical paper face mask burning at one end, against a black background.

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This is a powerful image of a priest kneeling and confessing to a masked healthcare worker. This image bears the hashtag #fearandsalvation

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A giant anthropomorphic virus with an ominous grin holds the limp bodies of its victims in its hands. Text in Arabic reads "the Corona that dislike sickens you," and in English "tak[e] it seriously"

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A yellow cartoon boy wearing a black and white striped shirt and a face mask attacks the coronavirus by with a hypodermic needle/ray gun. Text (in red) reads Kill Th' Mo' Fo' Covid 19!

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Didactic murals that explain, in clear visual language, the importance of hand washing and face masks in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

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On a black wall, a woman with an artistically distorted face raises a fist in the air next to spray painted text which reads "PUT A MASK ON FUCKERS." Her other hand is holding a frying pan, as a threat. The woman appears to be older and is wearing a…
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