Vietnam enlists propaganda artists in battle against virus

The art of the message: Truc showing a propaganda poster he designed to help promote awareness about Covid-19 in Hanoi. — AFP

A 76-YEAR-OLD Vietnamese painter, who has spent his life making propaganda art for the Communist government, has turned his brush to the coronavirus, designing posters that have popped up across Hanoi.Tran Duy Truc was picked to create the Covid-19-themed work following a contest run by Vietnamese authorities.

“Artists can be seen as fighters, ” he said. “They have to draw their best pictures to make people understand and help them win against this enemy.”

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