Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, practicing self-isolation and social distancing are encouraged to prevent people from getting or spreading the disease. With the continuous spike of confirmed cases all over the world, creatives are doing their part by providing visuals that aim to raise awareness about the importance of social distancing and the role it plays in flattening the curve.
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To help people get a picture of how the rules of social distancing apply, Los Angeles-based artists Paco Conde and Roberto Fernandez from design agency Activista, decided to recreate several iconic album covers. Their ingenious project called 6 Feet Covers reimagined album covers where people are seen keeping a safe distance from each other while making sure that its iconic aesthetic remains.
Its website describes the recreated album series as: “A collection of iconic album covers redesigned to raise awareness about the importance of staying at least 6 feet away from each other, to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Social distancing is the new normal and it will be for a while. 6 feet or 1.8 meters is the distance that experts recommend we keep between each other. We will rock again soon. Just remember to keep the 6 feet distance. It will save lives.”
The 6 Feet Covers project includes some of the classics such as The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”, Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”, Queen’s “Queen II”, AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell”, NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton”, KISS’ “Destroyer”, The Clash’s “Combat Rock” and more.
As we turn to our favorite artists’ music to help us get through these trying times, may these album covers remind us of how we can take part in defeating this pandemic. Check out the rest of their redesigned album covers on their website and on Activista Los Angeles‘ Instagram account.