Nobody ever thought that 2020 to be like this. All media channels urging people to stay at home and practice social distancing. All theaters, cinemas, and museums being closed. All hospitals around the world packed with people, some even inadequate to help others. It seems like everything has settled in the big pandemic of the 21st century—coronavirus. One brilliant artist chose to show us how to adjust to these uneasy and desperate times.
39-year-old Iranian artist Alireza Pakdel creates illustrations that reflect on the world’s situation and show how to combat the spread of this hidden enemy. His illustrations capture the disturbing reality of those who dedicate themselves to take care of us—doctors, policemen, health workers, and nurses. They are the heroes of these illustrations that we must respect and give credit for.