Vic Lee's Corona Diary is an exquisitely illustrated graphic novel-style memoir chronicling the dramatic events around the global spread of the coronavirus.
An extraordinary memento of a life-changing moment in history, artist Vic Lee's visually stunning, graphic novel-style personal diary chronicles his experience of the coronavirus pandemic as it unfolded.
With beautiful hand-drawn illustrations and typography, Vic Lee's Corona Diary vividly captures what it was like to live through this unprecedented period. Listening to daily news stories, experiencing different ways of living and working as well as adapting to new and necessary social controls, renowned London artist, illustrator and storyteller Vic Lee documents the experience of the pandemic in real time.
Reflect on and process the unforgettable events of the pandemic through an intimate account in images and lettering of the initial news from a place called Wuhan, Italy's first cases then state of emergency, its spread across the world and the WHO's declaration of a global pandemic, the lockdown and toilet paper shortages, the economic fallout, the unfathomable numbers of people dead, the immense gratitude to those on the frontline of the health services, the reactions and decisions made by leaders that would affect us all, the anxiety and isolation - all the ups and downs. While this work of art is a snapshot of one person's experience, it conveys events experienced and emotions felt by billions around the world - a permanent record of a year we will never forget.
Vic Lee is an artist, illustrator, storyteller, wordsmith and mapmaker. Vic earned a degree in graphic design from Nottingham Trent and spent 14 years in graphics before beginning his art career in 2011 with limited edition prints of London streets. These hand-illustrated prints featuring buildings and typography sold out quickly, with purchasers become clients. He has since created artworks, including murals, for some of the world's biggest brands, companies, and institutions, including Nike, Mercedes, JLR, The Tate and Virgin Atlantic. viclee.co.uk / @vicleelondon
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