When the world stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some artists did the opposite. They started to create to reflect more on the world’s current situation and record the impact of the sudden changes on our lives. One of those artists is Viktor Hertz from Uppsala, Sweden. 

The artist decided to give a new humorous look to things that we see and use every day—apps. Hertz created a new series called “Honest Apps 2020” where he redesigned the icons of many famous applications to fit the year 2020 better. In this series, the Notes app that helps us take notes on literally anything becomes “Drunk Poetry”; Instagram, which is a place for those pitch-perfect photos, is called “Isolation”; and Mindfulness, which is supposed to help us stay calm during a crisis becomes “Winefulness.” 

“I was at home, in quarantine, playing around with one of my previous projects, 'Honest Logos,' and just got the idea to re-design apps to fit with the current situation in the world. It started with the 'Isolation' app for Instagram, and then Pandora’s box was opened and I just couldn’t stop,” the artist tells Bored Panda about how the idea was born. “When I come up with a concept like this, I get obsessed and can’t focus on anything else—I just have to finish it and see how far I can take it. I spent about a week on them, but I might make more—I guess this year has only just begun, so there will probably be many more opportunities to channel all the horrors and bad things in a creative way. I guess this is how I cope with reality and get some distance to it all.”

If you are interested, you can find a previous post about this artist here on Bored Panda.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | behance.net | twitter.com | viktorhertz.com

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TripAdvisor

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#2

Contacts

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Rissie
Community Member
5 months ago

Not really true. We actually use all digital forms more intensely. It's the physical contact that's avoided.

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#3

Uber Eats

Uber Eats

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Hazel King
Community Member
5 months ago

I think we’ve all gained like 15 lbs in quarantine lmao

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#4

Calendar

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Draco Malfoy
Community Member
5 months ago

Or: WhatDayIsIt?

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#5

Notes

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Hazel King
Community Member
5 months ago

Bruh I need to know why Notes so T H I C C 🍑

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#6

Google Earth

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Artemis Thorne
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Lol its a pic of the Coronavirus

Tonks
Community Member
5 months ago

Thanks mr.Obvious

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#7

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

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A Lazy Spider
Community Member
5 months ago

Reminds you to wash your hands every now and again

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Instagram

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Artemis Thorne
Community Member
5 months ago

"No frens for u, or u, or u"

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#9

Spotify

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Draco Malfoy
Community Member
5 months ago

My Idiot self wondering what sobandcry means before realizing that it was three words.

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#10

Mindfulness

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Water Bottle
Community Member
5 months ago

My PE teacher posted a homemade muscle workout and shared it to my class. It made up of milk gallons and other kitchen findings. He left out wine bottles though, and said, “Don’t use wine bottles, save them for your parents.”

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News

News

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
Community Member
5 months ago

What else is new

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#12

Wallet

Wallet

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Lyly Sma
Community Member
5 months ago

Im confused

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#13

Netflix

Netflix

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey look there’s an app for my plans for the next year!

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#14

Itunes U

Itunes U

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
5 months ago

Best one on the list!

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#15

Shareit

Shareit

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
Community Member
5 months ago

Please don’t censor it. We are old enough . We know shit

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#16

Weather

Weather

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Purple light
Community Member
5 months ago

A shitstorm

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#17

Messages

Messages

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Queen_Fisher
Community Member
5 months ago

Eh?

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#18

Hbo Go

Hbo Go

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

Yup. This pretty much sums it up.

#19

Twitter

Twitter

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Amira rose butchet
Community Member
5 months ago

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Bats!!😠 the reason all of us are doing this!:😷

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#20

Toys 'R' Us

Toys 'R' Us

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hopie
Community Member
5 months ago

They all closed down in the US

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#21

Stocks

Stocks

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Draco Malfoy
Community Member
5 months ago

sad

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#22

Health

Health

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Artemis Thorne
Community Member
5 months ago

Quarantine=Achohol, Alchohol=as long as ur at home ur healthy. I'm finally living a healthy lifestyle!

#23

Tinder

Tinder

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ThatFlySamurai
Community Member
5 months ago

RIP

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#24

Safari

Safari

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

literally every nurse/doctor helping people fight the virus. Thanks you nurses and doctors for all your help!

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#25

Facebook

Facebook

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Artemis Thorne
Community Member
5 months ago

Define "trapped"...

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#26

Momondo

Momondo

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
5 months ago

what's ndo?

#27

Runkeeper

Runkeeper

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#28

Ebay

Ebay

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Jessica Cole
Community Member
5 months ago

Nope.

#29

Tiktok

Tiktok

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Hazel King
Community Member
5 months ago

Tøïłët päpïêr

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Bandsintown

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Caleigh
Community Member
5 months ago

I admit it, I read this as "Band snot in town" lol.

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