Pandemic Posters, à la Française
Updated: Jun 16
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”