“Wet paint” benches donated to Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

January 5, 2021

Baba Tjeko and Lauren Colin Mitchell are behind this social distance campaign.

With social distancing set to remain the norm for the foreseeable future, two award-winning creatives created “wet paint” benches to encourage people to keep their distance. The benches feature a middle section that is beautifully painted, with a warning that indicates that areas as “wet paint”, thereby deterring people from sitting there and ultimately, not adhering to social distancing. Surprisingly, when the benches were set up around Johannesburg, they actually worked. Now, the artistic duo has decided to donate these benches to the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens.