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Creative lockdown: Ed Cheverton

By lowie trevena, Monday Apr 6, 2020

Ed Cheverton is part of the ongoing Bristol24/7 Creative Lockdown series, showcasing how people in Bristol have been getting arty under lockdown.

Artist and illustrator Ed Cheverton is one of many in Bristol’s art scene to create art to keep people happy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ed, who has worked with worked with clients including Family Store, Anorak magazine and WIRED UK, has designed a poster and t-shirt during the crisis.

The poster is one of many featured in the STAY SANE / STAY SAFE campaign by Hague-based design agency Lennarts & De Bruijn. Artists across the globe are collaborating to spread the message of staying home through posters designed in their own art styles.

In addition to being part of the STAY SANE / STAY SAFE campaign, Ed has also designed a t-shirt for “artists for artists” platform, Love your mom.

The company has commissioned artists from around the world to raise money during the pandemic.

“They donate 50 per cent of the t-shirt sales to Direct Relief, which help with supporting healthcare workers, quarantined and especially vulnerable individuals hit by corona around the world,” says Ed.

The organisers of the Coronavirus Donation T-Shirts project say: “As many of us are now at quarantine or just working from home, we think putting a smile on your face or just a cool memory t-shirt from these crazy days can be nice.”

As well as raising money for charity and helping people to feel happy, a percentage of money raised from the t-shirts will go directly to artists to boost their income.

“There’s quite a few illustrators and artists in Bristol making art in response to the crisis,” says Ed. He encourages people to support local artists during the pandemic, such as Jayde Perkin and Alice Astbury, who runs Trylla on North Street.

See more of Ed’s work at www.cargocollective.com/edwardcheverton

To share your work, email lowie@bristol247.com with a bit of information about you and how you created your masterpiece.

Main image courtesy of Ed Cheverton

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