People in Canada are changing wartime posters to capture the current crisis
Canadians are creating pandemic posters by altering real wartime ones, and the results are ridiculously creative.
On Friday, the Toronto Public Library put out a message asking Canadians to modify one of their 100+ wartime posters to "speak to the new historic moment we're in."
And so far, dozens of Canadians have risen to the challenge.
This 1941 poster initially had a large white elephant on it, reminding Canadians not to make superfluous purchases in wartime — but it's been given a toilet paper-inspired makeover.
This 1918 poster from Newfoundland initially read "Are your folks ashamed of you for not enlisting?" before it was altered to address the importance of hygeine.
This 1941 poster initially said "Keep these hands off! Buy the new victory bonds" before a creative Canadian got their hands on it (no pun intended).
The Toronto Public Library might be shut for the foreseeable future, but hopefully the institution continues to bring us more creative contests throughout the pandemic.
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