• Steven Heller

Pandemic Posters, à la Française

Updated: 4 days ago

Life is worth nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing is more precious than life itself …

Marine Belkebir, a designer and illustrator at the French agency Saguez & Partners, had the lyrics from Alain Souchon’s “La Vie Ne Vaut Rien” stuck in her head during the pandemic—and in them, she found solace and inspiration.

Belkebir created a set of seven COVID-19 posters, which Saguez & Partners has since been printing and distributing to brighten up businesses around Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine.

We’ve covered a number of pandemic poster projects at PRINT (including our own), and Saguez & Partners’ is among the most delightful, infusing color and humor into a decidedly dark topic … and making us long for the city of light more than ever.

“Wash your hands”

Masks now (2020) and then (Venetian mask, 1750; iron mask, 1703; Zorro mask, 1971)

“At the ball”

“The windows protect us”

“Know how to live”

“Let’s keep our distance”

Bubble Mask

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