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Every empty street is a crowd against the virus
Artists use stencils and chalk to share positive, publicly useful messages about social isolation on the streets of São Paulo.
Days before the Easter holiday, when he realized that in 2020 friends and family would not get together to exchange the traditional chocolate eggs, graphic designer Victor Ghiraldini had an idea when standing on the balcony of his apartment. He imagined painting phrases of motivation and empathy on the streets to be seen from above and serve as a warning to the population.
‘Despite the recommendations of the health authorities, social distance is being questioned,’ Victor realized. ‘I felt that the movement in the streets had increased and perhaps the perception of the severity of the virus had been lost – how dangerous it can be.’
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