The Flaming Lips (and Audience) in Covid-Safe Giant Bubbles

Flaming Lips Bubble Concert

Performing at the Criterion in their hometown of Oklahoma City this past week, The Flaming Lips tested out a new pandemic-safe concert idea where both the performers AND each audience member were encased in giant inflatable bubbles as the band promoted their new album American Head, while simultaneously shooting a video. Read more

The 5 Designers Behind The 6 Lady Gaga VMA Masks.

The 5 Designers Behind The 6 Lady Gaga VMA Masks

If you happened to catch this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, the true star of the event wasn’t Lady Gaga, as one might expect with her multiple honors, but the six different fantastical masks she donned during the event. The face masks worn by the music diva were unlike any we’ve seen before – Covid-worthy or not. Made with horns, leather, steel, studs and even an LED mask, they were custom designed by multiple sources. Read more

Life With Covid in Miniature by Tatsuya Tanaka

tatsuya tanaka stay safe series

Photographer, writer and creator Tatsuya Tanaka, Master of the miniature narrative, has a “Stay Safe” series of his daily dinky dioramas. Read more

Banksy’s London Underground Coronavirus Art Removed by Officials

bansky london underground coronavirus art

Just yesterday elusive artist Banksy uploaded a video of himself (shown later in this post), dressed as a member of the London Underground’s cleanup crew, spraying graffiti on the interior of the public transportation where wearing face masks has been a requirement since June 15.  The street artist decorated the interior of the carriage with a message meant to encourage people to wear face masks to prevent the spread and contraction of Covid-19. Sadly, London officials have already removed the artwork citing that it was in violation of TfL’s “strict anti-graffiti policy.” Read more

Seniors Recreate Album Covers During Lockdown

Seniors recreate album covers during lockdown

The residents of the UK’s Sydmar Lodge Care Home and their caretakers have been finding creative ways to keep themselves busy and entertained during the Coronavirus Pandemic lockdown. The residential care facility’s seniors have been hilariously recreating album covers for the past 4 months. Read more

Promoting Mask-Wearing With Art by 18 Talented Artists

promoting mask wearing with art

Although there shouldn’t be any, there’s been a lot of controversy over the wearing of masks as PPE (personal protection equipment) to help protect people from contracting or spreading Covid-19. Despite the recommendations of just about every accredited scientist and medical professional, contentious examples of people who indignantly refuse to wear one are recorded on mobile phones and uploaded to twitter and instagram daily. Maybe some of these stunning examples of activist art promoting the wearing of a mask will help convince the uninformed. Read more

Flowers Wearing Little Face Masks Are What We Need Right Now.

Flowers Wearing Little Face Masks

I’m tired. And I bet you are, too. It’s been a very difficult year for people on this planet and in this country in particular. Record numbers of deaths from the Coronavirus Pandemic, losing Kobe Bryant to tragedy, polarizing politics, ongoing earthquakes, immigrating Murder Hornets and more. But the last few days have been extra rough with the latest racially-motivated incidents and the unjustified murder of George Floyd. Although we don’t have a solution, we DO have these adorable photos of real flowers donning tiny, tailor-made face masks for you. Maybe it will take a tiny bit of the edge off for you. Maybe. Read more

Montana Spreads Empathy With A Black #STAYSAFE Edition

montana black #staysafe edition

Montana is the preferred choice of spray paint for talented street artists everywhere. They are not only known for their superior paints and vast selection, but also for their unique Artist Edition Cans. The brand, whose BLACK series is renowned amongst many things for its excellent coverage, has released a Montana BLACK #STAYSAFE edition in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic along with some empathetic words about this unusual time in history for artists and everyone. Read more