UGA professor uses art to persuade

Amitabh VermaAmitabh Verma, associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, recently turned his talents to creating pandemic posters. Instead of dry, text-heavy signage, his posters employ historic images such as Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam, as well as Egyptian hieroglyphs and da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, along with a little bit of humor.

 

Verma’s academic research includes ways to make cities better and the value of manual graphics (sketching, drawing, writing by hand) in a world dominated by technology. Before the pandemic, he was actively promoting sketching to the larger community through workshops focused on creativity, mental health and self-expression. Verma was going to teach a March class on the subject for OLLI. In the meantime, you watch him on the YouTube channel: “Sketching UGA,” and learn how to sketch the iconic structures on the UGA campus (the Arch, Chapel, and bell tower). See more of his pandemic posters at Instagram.com/red.corvus.

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