Help us build a collection of homemade signs and rainbow drawings created during lockdown

Digital Media
May 12, 2020

From rainbow drawings and shop signs to hand-written notes, the V&A is collecting signs that have been created by individuals and communities in response to the current isolation measures.

Whether they state temporary closure of a business, raise awareness for a good cause, or express messages of hope, support or criticism, these signs have become a prominent way for us to communicate with the outside world during lockdown. By collecting such artefacts, we aim to create and preserve a rich portrait of life under lockdown expressed through visual imagery.

Help us build this collection by submitting images of your homemade signs via the email address or share images on social media using #homemadesigns.

This activity will form an important part of our work in documenting the crisis, alongside its Pandemic Objects blog series and forthcoming acquisitions for the Rapid Response collection.

Variations of rainbow drawings and imagery produced by children over the past few weeks, will be collected as an important symbol of their creativity and voice within our society. The rainbow signs will join over 40,000 child-related objects in our collection including toys, costumes and digital media.

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Please check out the rainbows fairy on Facebook
Over 500 rainbows painted in Narberth Pembs.
Raised £4000 for Leukaemia uk
Painted on windows, cars, vans, acetate sheets (rainbow takeaways) and on the abandoned old school building.
Also on face masks and badges. ,

Sue Prince- artist
A daily painted diary of the lockdown by British contemporary folk artist based in The Peak District

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