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If famous books were written in a time of social distancing

Famous books rewritten for a time of social distancing

Look how The Three Musketeers, Romeo and Juliet, or The Brothers Karamazov would look like if they were written in a time when self-isolation and social distancing were a forced way of living.

The coronavirus pandemic dramatically changes they way we live and work. It forces us to rethink our priorities and plans for the future.

How our world would look like if social distancing replaced social interactions? Dozens of ideas appeared on the web, most of them are clever and funny modifications of well-known visuals: iconic photos or classic paintings.

I asked myself a different question: how would books like if their authors were living in a time when self-isolation and social distancing were something common?

Take a look at some visuals below. Would you imagine Romeo and Juliet stripped from interactions between the main characters? Two separate and, most probably, much more boring worlds instead of one that’s full of tensions and emotions?

When designing the visuals, I realized that they, in fact, help promote reading books. Reach for Romeo and Juliet or The Brothers Karamazov in their original form and enjoy them to the fullest!

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Famous books rewritten for a time of social distancing

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Romeo and Juliet - if books were written in a time of social distancing

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

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The Three Musketeers - if books were written in a time of social distancing

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

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The Brothers Karamazov - if books were written in a time of social distancing

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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Sofa and bed organizer – perfect for books and e-readers

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