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Covid-19 pandemic inspires graffiti artists around the world


Covid-19 pandemic inspires graffiti artists around the world


San Antonio, Texas

A man photographs a mural of American rapper Cardi B that has been updated by the artist Colton Valentine to include a face mask on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Mumbai, India

A young boy wearing a face mask walks past a mural showing people wearing face masks during the first day of a 21-day government-imposed nationwide lockdown by the Modi.

Surabaya, East Java

A woman walks past a mural that invites people to fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Surabaya, East Java on March 26, 2020.

Rafah, Southern Gaza Strip

A Palestinian artist paints a mural that reads “By fighting the epidemic, we protect the human beings and preserve the earth” as a young boy on a bicycle watches him.

Hong Kong

A pregnant woman wearing a face mask as a precautionary measure walks past a street mural in Hong Kong, on March 23, 2020


A jogger passes by a mural with a message reading “Achoo Covid-10” in the street on April 1, 2020, in Paris.

Bangalore, India

Motorists drive past a large graffiti drawn at a traffic junction urging people to cooperate with the a government-imposed nationwide lockdown in India.

Wetteren, Belgium

A man cycles by a street art mural, depicting a healthcare worker in a face mask by Belgian street artist CAZ, with a hashtag in Dutch that reads ‘thank you’.

Dakar, Senegal

Members of the Senegalese graffiti collective “RBS CREW” paint informational murals advising people on how to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, on the wall of a high school in the Parcelles Assainies neighbourhood of the capital.

Athens, Greece

Artist S.F., 16, spray paints graffiti inspired by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on the roof of his apartment building.

S.F. spray-paints a design of a woman wearing a face mask.

Austin, Texas

Graffiti art adorns the bar Pour Choices on East 6th Street. Bar owners on the street commissioned graffiti artists from the HOPE Outdoor Gallery to use the boarded up business as a canvas for art with an uplifting message.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Graffiti of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wearing a face mask is seen on a wall while a delivery man rides a bike in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

Berlin, Germany

Graffiti showing Gollum from “Lord of the Rings,” holding a roll of toilet paper with note “My precious.”

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