Stats to Help you Breathe illustrations take people’s minds off coronavirus

Lynne M. Centeno

Data journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi has unveiled a series of limited-edition prints and shared a selection of her illustrations visualising information about coronavirus as part of The World Around’s takeover of Virtual Design Festival for Earth Day.

The three new prints, which Chalabi produced in collaboration with online art gallery Absolut Art for Earth Day, illustrate three facts about the natural world. They are intended to give people pause for thought and take their mind off the coronavirus pandemic.

“Because everything is changing so much day-to-day, I wanted to look for the constants,” said Chalabi.

“It’s not to make you happy exactly, but to provide some comfort as an antidote to the anxiety induced by the world all around us.”

Mona Chalabi Earth Day illustration

One of the prints, titled Rotation, depicts a globe spinning on the end of a person’s finger along with the caption: “In the time it takes you to read

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