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.

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TripAdvisor

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#2

Contacts

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Caleigh
Community Member
1 year ago

No contact, but yes to messaging! Make sure you stay in touch with friends and family (from a safe distance!!) to keep yourself and others healthy mentally as well as physically.

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#3

Uber Eats

Uber Eats

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Lukas Danielius
Community Member
1 year ago

Fun fact in german Uber is over :)

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#4

Calendar

Calendar

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Draco Malfoy
Community Member
1 year ago

Or: WhatDayIsIt?

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#5

Notes

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Hazel King
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1 year ago

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

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#6

Google Earth

Google Earth

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Artemis Thorne
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Lol its a pic of the Coronavirus

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#7

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

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Chloe Drury
Community Member
1 year ago

can I drink soap

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#8

Instagram

Instagram

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Artemis Thorne
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#9

Spotify

Spotify

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Mildred Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

What does Sobandcry mean???

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#10

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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Mildred Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

My favorite - so far.

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#11

News

News

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Just JoLynn
Community Member
1 year ago

Ain't that the truth.

#12

Wallet

Wallet

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Artemis Thorne
Community Member
1 year ago

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Lol, it says wallet and the notifications say zero...

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Netflix

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Junior Morales Bolanos
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1 year ago

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looks more like a p*rn logo but ok

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#14

Itunes U

Itunes U

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
1 year ago

Best one on the list!

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#15

Shareit

Shareit

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Iwasaki_killer
Community Member
11 months ago

YES

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#16

Weather

Weather

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Sharon Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Poopy weather LOL

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#17

Messages

Messages

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Queen_Fisher
Community Member
1 year ago

Eh?

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#18

Hbo Go

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup. This pretty much sums it up.

#19

Twitter

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Amira rose butchet
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1 year 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
1 year ago

They all closed down in the US

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#21

Stocks

Stocks

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Mildred Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

Which ones???

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#22

Health

Health

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Artemis Thorne
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Tinder

Tinder

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ThatFlySamurai
Community Member
1 year ago

RIP

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Safari

Safari

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

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

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Facebook

Facebook

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Artemis Thorne
Community Member
1 year ago

Define "trapped"...

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#26

Momondo

Momondo

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
1 year ago

what's ndo?

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Runkeeper

Runkeeper

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Ebay

Ebay

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Jessica Cole
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope.

#29

Tiktok

Tiktok

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Hazel King
Community Member
1 year ago

Tøïłët päpïêr

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Bandsintown

Bandsintown

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Caleigh
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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