'how not to touch your face in contagious times' - a video by josh cohen
 

'how not to touch your face in contagious times' - a video by josh cohen

bringing some much-needed lightness to the surreal state of current affairs, josh cohen shares his short video on ‘how not to touch your face in contagious times’. from donning a suit of armor to wrapping himself in a plastic bubble, the brooklyn-based designer offers some inventive, but not so practical ways to avoid touching your face and spreading potentially harmful germs. 

josh cohen presents 'how not to touch your face in contagious times' designboom
all images and video courtesy of josh cohen
 
 
 
the piece brings to mind a personal service announcement video, although with a much more whimsical approach. with 10 tips in total, cohen takes viewers from the kinky (the gimp mask), to the comical (the plastic bubble), and even to the plain repulsive… (wait for it).

josh cohen presents 'how not to touch your face in contagious times' designboom

 

 

cohen filmed the piece just before initial restriction measures were put into place in new york city, with a bare-bones crew of two (DP and prop master) who maintained correct social distancing throughout the project. shelter-in-place policies soon followed, so all the post-production for the project was done on a remote basis. everything to make the film was kept as minimal as possible, and you can find it here on vimeo.

josh cohen presents 'how not to touch your face in contagious times' designboom

josh cohen presents 'how not to touch your face in contagious times' designboom

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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