An Artist Illustrated Every Single Bizarre Day Of 2020 In London
Everyone reacted to the pandemic in their own way. Illustrator Tim King simply continued doing what he does best — capturing images of everyday London life.
Putting pen to scraps of paper, face masks — and in one case, a discarded orange peel— King recorded every single day from a bizarre 2020: clapping for carers, Black Lives Matter, tonsil swabs, drive-thru shisha parties and a Christmas spent away from the family.
Not only are these snapshots artistically accomplished, they’re so relatable: in many cases King took snippets from overheard conversations. We can all recognise that person outside the shop informing a queue jumper :”It’s one in, one out, mate.”
Says the illustrator: “What I find interesting is that in a year of such massive news, it was changes to the seemingly ‘smallest’ aspects of daily routines that had the biggest impact on our lives. The things we always took for granted, from how we shop to how we work, entertain ourselves and interact.”
King is now putting his 366 drawings (2020 was a leap year), into a book. A Kickstarter project has already reached its goal. Keep an eye on news of the book’s launch on King’s Instagram and website.