Digital Cover - April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has changed how we live our daily lives. From finding comfort in a familiar space to unlearning and relearning to thrive each day, Grazia asked various homegrown illustrators to design digital covers capturing the myriad moods of this period of self-isolation and in turn acknowledging the uniqueness of our situation. Each cover is a reminder that we're not stuck in a loop - and that everyday is still a new day.
As we at Thought Over Design entered Week 4 of being home bound, activity had become a crucial part of staying healthy for some of us – physically and mentally. It’s inspiring to see how people are using technology at this time – teachers are offering free or discounted lessons, Zoom has become a verb and doing jhadu is almost like an arm workout. Lastly, in these unusual circumstances not everyday will feel productive. And that’s ok. Instead of stressing about staying in shape, trying a new workout or diet, or becoming the best new chef on the gram, let’s cut ourselves some slack. Stop trying to 'control' the situation always and let it be.
Grazia India teamed up with 20 other illustrators and artists to create various digital covers for the same issue, exploring the theme of ‘Six Degrees of Separation’, the existential premise that everyone in the world is connected to everyone else in the world by a chain of no more than six acquaintances.
Read about the initiative and about each cover