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Keep Distance


This poster design was created during the corona crisis for a poster initiative of a local newspaper in Basel and Jean Jacques Schaffner. Being hung in the streets of Basel shortly after the lockdown is loosened up, its intention is to remind people that according to experts a proper physical distance between each other is still necessary. Not being cautious in this respect would risk a second viral outbreak. The shown viruses are positioned in close distance to each other. Their shapes and harsh black and white formal qualities as well as the typeface used express a feeling of danger and hostility. The design is supposed to blend into the streetscape of Basel with its numerous posters for cultural institutions and function more as a friendly reminder rather than being a disruptive, disciplinaory order. The typeface used is Lucifer Bold.