The Daily Heller: CovidRemix

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David Sprague, the digital content lead in the Preservation and Digitization Department at Toronto Public Library, was parsing the library’s online collection and was struck by how many posters were devoted to cautioning and disciplining Canadians on the home front during the two World Wars. He had an idea to remix these images as positive propaganda aimed at COVID-19.

The Toronto Public Library asked Canadian designers armed with Photoshop to choose one of the many wartime posters held in the Baldwin Collection of Canadiana and adapt it to help message (verb, meaning “to communicate”) this historic pandemic. The call has had dozens of submissions that are now showcased online. According to Toronto Public Library, “All the signs of support in our city during the pandemic have been truly inspiring.”

Read more about the initiative here.

Why aren't you?
Don't buy it
the Victory bonds, Stay home
Careless talk brings tragedy in wartime
You are no exception
Labour and management
Spring suit this year is Khakl
If you cannot ouy the "I" into fight
Our export trade is vital buy victory bonds
4 Reasons for buying victory bonds
Stay home
Well fed soldiers will win the war
Buy victory bonds
Roll'em out
Nothing matters now but victory