Design Calendar launches an online auction to fight Covid-19 and help the Red Cross

Simona Bunardzhieva

Once again the creative community has stepped up to do its bit, and this time the people behind Design Calendar are getting involved, launching GOBID19 – an online auction to fight Covid-19 and help the Red Cross.

Kicking off on Saturday 25 April at 19:00 GMT, the aim is to raise as much money as possible while promoting the "amazing work of the design community". How does it work? Designs will be donated digitally in a high resolution, they'll be showcased the week before the event, and then the bidding will start from £5 for each design. You'll also be able to continue bidding three days after the live auction begins.

If you're a designer and you want to submit artwork, then the deadline is 24 April. You can donate your design online. All disciplines are welcome. You just have to submit in a high-resolution format, so the winning bidder can print your work.

So far, designs have been submitted by Simona Bunardzhieva, an illustrator and artist based in Berkeley, California; Belen Piche, a designer from Barcelona; artist and designer Daniel Eche from Port Harcourt, and Matthew Kempton, a product designer from London. You can go browse all of the designs so far at designcalendar.io.

Belen Piche

Belen Piche

Pierre VOISIN

Pierre VOISIN

Barbora Kratochvilová

Barbora Kratochvilová

Daniel Eche

Daniel Eche

Marco Rollo

Marco Rollo

Sheyda Sabetian

Sheyda Sabetian

Jo Hawkes

Jo Hawkes

Joana Correia

Joana Correia

Matthew Kempton

Matthew Kempton