#HowToAwkard Series

#AwkwardinPublic

24 illustrations of unintended social behaviours in public life

Over the period of the COVID-19 national movement control, I made these illustrations highlighting overlooked social behaviours we naturally exhibit as citizens in the mode of public urban life we were once familiar with.

Commonality in our awkwardness

Capturing little cringe moments remind us of our common humanity – we become honest when we're unexpectedly vulnerable. Whether it's getting caught picking our nose, stalling toll traffic with our useless Smart Tags or not having running water in a public restroom, these daily discomforts help us appreciate a shared sense of humor and relief and look forward to a time we can gather freely again.

Sketched and designed with iPad and Apple Pencil.

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