Viral pic of a bookshelf on Coronavirus

Artist and Digital-printmaker Phil Shaw have delivered a message of hope with a clever picture that has gone viral on social media. 

by Roselet Sheena Merli

Updated: Apr 17, 2020 17:15 IST

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Digital Bookshelf with a message on Coronavirus

Phil Shaw created an image of a bookshelf with many books arranged in such a way that the titles when reading together, reveal a hidden message on the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. It also highlights the importance of social distancing. 

The UK-born artist shared the image on Instagram, a week ago, quoting "Shelf isolation 2 - the story so far..." The pic has gone viral on social media since it made its way to Facebook. In FB the pic has collected 1.6 lakh 'shares' and over 44,000 'reactions'.

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The bookshelf which was created digitally includes books like 'It' by Stephen King, 'Hope Springs Eternal' by Ginger Simpson and 'In the Dark' by Mark Billingham, among many others. From the moment the image was posted online, the bookshelf with the message on coronavirus has received praise from thousands of people across the world. Protection Status