The historic moment dictated by the Covid-19 pandemic, where the only way to stay connected is through video calls and virtual meetings, puts us in front of a new representation of ourselves. We see each other all the time while we talk and gesticulate, we look for the best light and the perfect background to represent ourselves, we no longer care about choosing the right shoes but the most suitable glimpse. And what if the call backgrounds become a new communication space? What if there were stylists to get the right look? What is the place of the graphic designer in a world where everyone is represented by a digital thumbnail among many others?
We asked 6 Italian graphic designers to discuss this issue with us and to share their point of view and their experience on the present, the recent past and the immediate future.