COVID-19 Signage Archive

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(full list) examples: english, spanish, hand-written, floor marker, distancing, masks, governmental, vaccines

By uploading a photograph, you certify you're OK with contributing it to this project as a free cultural work, and have the right to license it under a CC BY 4.0 license – meaning it can be shared or adapted by anyone for any purpose, given appropriate credit.

All file uploads are logged to prevent abuse. Exif data is removed. Thank you for contributing! :)

Mini-FAQ: Can I upload ______? Sure, if you think it fits! This project aims to catalog temporary signage that will disappear after COVID-19 which references the pandemic or resultant measures, such as social/​physical distancing, mask-wearing, hand washing, and vaccination. Signs on businesses, guerrilla stickers/​posters, murals, billboards, floor markers, and more are all welcome. If you have questions, send me an email or tweet. How should I format location? If in the US: City, ST (e.g. Seattle, WA). If elsewhere: City, Country (e.g. Budapest, Hungary). Feel free to specify further for ambiguous names. What do I put for "Author"? This should be the name of the photographer (presumably you). This could be a full name, pseudonym, or an online handle – however you'd like to be credited in the case anyone would like to use your photo. If this field is left blank, it will default to "Anonymous". Why ask for a transcription? Transcribing the primary/relevant text on your sign(s) assists with making this collection available as a dataset/​corpus of (computer-readable) text – for the sake of language-based analysis of signage – and helps with accessibility. This is not technically required to successfully upload a photo but is really helpful! For textless photos, please enter "N/A" (and include the "no text" tag). Can I batch upload a bunch of photos at once? Yes! Contact me.