#155 Maintain Your Space & Cover Your Face

#155 Maintain Your Space & Cover Your Face
#155 Maintain Your Space & Cover Your Face
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The pandemic is entering a dangerous new phase for summer 2020.

We’ll soon real­ize how much dam­age has been done over the recent 4th of July week­end by those who won’t wear a mask & won’t keep their dis­tance & won’t even try to halt spread­ing the virus. Now that the big hol­i­day week­end is over with, & the next isn’t until Labor Day, maybe we can be more con­sid­er­ate of oth­ers & watch out for our own lives by fol­low­ing the exam­ple set by our friend the amper­sand who does wear a mask:

Download, print & iron-on image to a T-shirt.

Print & wear these T‑shirts to remind others to be safe & sane.


If you think I should make these shirts available as products for purchase, whether you’d wear one or not, please let me know in the comments.
(Um…would you wear one?)

To make T‑shirt:

INSTRUCTIONS: Down­load PDF or png image, print onto Avery T‑Shirt Trans­fer sheet using an inkjet print­er (not a laser print­er), & iron onto T‑shirt. Vis­it this Avery page for details & where to pur­chase trans­fer sheets (most office sup­ply & craft stores). You can also have the image print­ed onto a T‑shirt by some local spe­cial­ty shops or online T‑shirt printers.

Print these posters to remind others to be play it safe:

Print letter-size announcement

Print these poster-​style notices onto standard-​size paper & post all around.

Or be real discreet:

Drop these business-​size reminders around the room & acci­den­tal­ly into pock­ets & purses

Business card size

Down­load this sheet of 12 business-​card-​size notes & print on card stock or even plain paper. Trim & spread the word to end this pandemic.

Concept & design

This piece went through more con­cept and design iter­a­tions than I care to recall. The entire piece was fin­ished as the com­plete “mot­to” we’ve seen in PSAs all over town, shown here:

The original concept

But then, right before upload­ing, on June 30, I saw the headlines:

As patients rapid­ly fill hos­pi­tals, the pan­dem­ic may be enter­ing a dan­ger­ous new phase.
States set records for hos­pi­tal­iza­tions & man­date face masks.

Rather than post­ing the orig­i­nal Amper­Art with the phrase that’s preva­lent every­where, I scrapped it and decid­ed to cre­ate a tru­ly use­ful piece which hope­ful­ly will remind (or urge) enough peo­ple to “main­tain your space & cov­er your face” to pre­vent the spread of the coro­n­avirus & maybe save a life or two. Mean­ing wher­ev­er you are, you’ll be a liv­ing PSA wear­ing the shirt, tap­ing up posters, or hand­ing out cards to help end this pandemic.

I was able to pub­lish the new design by dead­line (last minute of June 2020) but it took a few more days to ren­der sev­er­al lay­outs & for­mats to tru­ly help the cause with reminder posters, tiny notes & T‑shirt imprints. 

T-shirt: ampersand wearing mask

Your opin­ion matters:

If you think I should make these shirts avail­able as prod­ucts for pur­chase, whether you’d wear one or not, please let me know in the com­ments. (Um…would you wear one?)

Thanks for help­ing end this incom­pre­hendible, dev­as­tat­ing pandemic. 

Have a fun & fantastic summer, even if you end up with a weird tan line on your face.

Production notes for #155 Maintain Your Space & Cover Your Face:
Original size: 20x30 inches

Programs: Adobe Photoshop
Font, text: Helvetica
Font, ampersand: Gill Sans
Mask: deposit​pho​tos​.com

Note: &” replaces “and” in most or all text, including quotations, headlines & titles.
You may repost the image & article. Please credit Amper​Art​.com.
To download a full-​size high-​resolution 11x17-​inch poster suitable for printing & framing, click on the image.

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