Creative COVID-19 Communications
Free-to-use graphics, videos, and more! Download the resources below and use them to encourage COVID-19 vaccination in your community. Artists appreciate credit, but it's not required to use!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, MAPC’s Arts & Culture and Public Health teams partnered with local artists and designers to produce creative, culturally resonant communications about COVID-19 and vaccinations.
MAPC hired nine artists and artist groups to create materials encouraging under-served communities to get vaccinated. The artists produced a series of communications materials in 2021 and many updated their materials in 2022 to reflect updated COVID safety advice, including getting booster shots and wearing high-quality masks.
These materials are available for public use. Municipalities, health agencies, community groups, and members of the public can freely use them to encourage vaccinations in their communities.
These artworks were commissioned by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council for public use and funded in part by the Barr Foundation.
How to Use These Resources
The graphics, videos, photos, and materials below are free to use. Download them in different formats by clicking the associated links. Materials are sorted by artist.
Have any questions? Would you like these materials in a different format? Are you a local public health provider or community-based organization seeking access to print versions of these materials for physical distribution? Contact Elise Harmon at email@example.com.
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Materials by Type:
Materials by Language
Mensajes de Esperanza/
Messages of Hope
Type: Postcards with writing prompts, illustrations
Languages: Spanish and English
Inspired by story circles with Holyoke's Puerto Rican/Afro-Caribbean communities, Chelvanaya Gabriel incorporated residents’ own words into postcard designs with prompts about COVID-19 and vaccination.
The Chinatown Project
Languages: Chinese and English
The Chinatown Project's poster series appeared in storefronts across Chinatown and depicts local business owners talking about the importance of vaccinations and other COVID-19 health precautions.
The group's series of posters in 2021 encouraged vaccination and masking. The 2022 update encourages booster shots and continued COVID safety.
Because We Care/ Sleeve Up/
Type: Posters and mural
Languages: English and Spanish
Mural: Sleeves Up/Manga Arriba, a mural depicting a woman rolling up her sleeve to get the COVID-19 vaccine, is located on a wall in the 316 Common Street Parking Lot in Lawrence, across the street from the Buckley Transportation Center.
Video: Short video with Lawrence community members describing their reasons for getting vaccinated, in English and Spanish.
Posters: Two poster designs in English and Spanish can be printed or shared online! Updated in 2022 to include N96 masks and encourage people to stay up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines.
For You. For Me. For All of Us.
Type: Illustrations, Graphics, Gif
Languages: Haitian Creole
Krina Patel worked with Boston's Haitian American community to create a series of illustrations and a gif. In each illustration, she highlights a different member of the community, with the phrase "Mwen pran vaksen pou Covid-19. Eske ou pran li deja? Si non, mwen ankouraje-w pou-w pran li." This translates to "I've already been vaccinated for COVID-19. Have you? If not, you should."
Lillian Lee/Empty Bamboo Girl
加油! Add Oil!
Type: Comics, social media graphics, posters, animated gifts, and web graphics
Languages: English and Chinese
Lillian Lee chose the Cantonese/Hong Kong slang 加油! Add Oil! to be the rallying cry for the community to get their vaccine and to stay safe. Her comics, animated gifs, prints, and web graphics are designed to connect to the Chinese immigrant community. Updated 2022.
We Keep Us Safe
Type: Social media graphics, illustrations, social media, coloring sheets
Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Spanish
Illustrations with the phrase "We Keep Us Safe" in multiple languages encourage mask-wearing and inspire audiences to follow public health advice to protect each other. Updated in 2022.
Type: Social media graphics, infographics, illustrations
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Haitian Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese
Shaina Lu's graphics were designed to appeal to her home community of Malden but are universally useful. The series of four images contain information about protecting the community, how to sign up for a vaccine, and vaccine side effects. Updated in 2022.
Vaccine Activities, Images, & Infographics
Type: Social media graphics, infographics, postcards, stickers, illustrations
Languages: English and Vietnamese
Use this wide variety of images and activities to spread the word about vaccinations on social media and entertain people at vaccination sites! Updated in 2022.
Click the thumbnails to the right to expand and save to your computer!
- Safe at Home Bingo in English and Vietnamese
- Vaccine Word Search (Click here for answer sheet)
- Graphics for social media