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 firstname.lastname@example.org or share images on social media using #homemadesigns.
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.