Uplifting illustrations promote hope during the COVID-19 pandemic

So far a whopping 50 artists based in 20 countries have joined the project

Photo: Fine Acts Some of the posters submitted for the Spring of Hope project

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, anxiety, and shared feelings of powerlessness, a group of artists are posting daily, uplifting illustrations to give people a moment of hope. Helmed by nonprofit group Fine Acts, which brings together activists and creatives for social good campaigns, the Spring of Hope project has been sharing one illustration per day, giving a daily visual moment of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

All works have been newly commissioned for this project, and they're all free to download and print - non-commercial use by nonprofits and activists is also allowed. They'll be posting daily on the organisation's website until the end of May. 

So far a whopping 50 artists based in 20 countries, including the UK, Bulgaria, South Africa, Russia, Colombia, India, and the US have submitted works, and while these initial illustrations were privately commissioned by Fine Acts, they're now extending the invitation to artists and illustrators around the world to register to submit their own works of hope for inclusion as a daily post.

"Today, more than anything, humanity needs hope. And art is the most powerful way to nurture it," said Yana Buhrer Tavanier, co-founder and director of Fine Acts, in a press statement. "That’s why 50 artists from 20 countries around the world teamed up on a global art campaign on hope."

Here's a handful of the illustrations published so far, from the likes of UK-based artist Kyle Platts, NYC's Amber Vittoria, Barcelona's Rozalina Burkova, London's Dessy Baeva, Spanish duo Cachete Jack, and Russia-based artist Sofia Kolovskaya, among others. You can see the whole collection on the Fine Acts website.

"We are stronger together and being physically apart doesn’t mean we have to be socially apart," said Sofia-based illustrator Zhana Mitkova in a statement. "Support each other, talk to your loved ones and enjoy your pyjamas because we are getting out of this soon. And we are gonna be fresher than ever. We got this!"

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