Rusty Monkey

A moving tribute to a historical moment.

The client

A snapshot of life in lockdown.

In April 2020 our PR expert Emma decided to run a poetry competition on social media, encouraging people to write about their lockdown experiences.

The brief

An enduring record of a collective experience.

We received so many great submissions to the poetry competition, we decided to publish them all in an app. The idea was to create a lasting monument to people's creativity and resilience during a challenging time.

What we created

A monument to creativity.

We developed a beautiful little app that will allow people to enjoy the poetry anthology on their device.

We invited local artists to produce bespoke artwork to accompany the poetry.

A simple navigation allows you to read random poems or browse the collection.

Love your favourites so you can come back to them again and again.

The result

Something we'll never forget.

The coronavirus crisis and subsequent lockdown was difficult for many people. We hope that by running the poetry competition and producing the Poetry in Lockdown app, we provided an outlet for people to express themselves and reconnect.

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