COVID-19 CREATIVE OUTLET: “Conference Frogs” by Giacomo Bonino

Giacomo Bonino Duddu Conference frogs illustration

The World is experiencing a moment of stand-still during the events of Covid-19 pandemic. Surely it is affecting each one of us in many different ways. To some this means fear and uncertainty about the future, economic difficulties, to others – inspiration and time to create. This period brings ideas into surface, raises questions and debates about our healthcare and economic systems, ecological, political and social issues.

This is a series of posts featuring creative expressions made during Covid-19 pandemic, or previous works that are particularly relevant during these times of change.

Today we are looking at this whole situation a little bit more playfully with illustrations “Conference Frogs” by an Italian graphic artist and illustrator Giacomo Bonino – Duddu, whose works take on an exploration of humans, everyday situations, places or moments in history and turn everything into a sort of tale, where people are replaced by frogs.

“It was born during the first couple of weeks, when all the relationships were dramatically reduced to virtual calls. My frogs, that are usually pictured in big numbers in cities, landscapes, buildings, are now only visible though a conference call on a computer. It is inspired by real friends, seen on the screen.
The artwork is made of 6 parts, ink and watercolor on paper, applied through a grey cardboard on a real, old, Imac.”

-Giacomo Bonino – Duddu

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