The B.1.1.7 Coronavirus Variant

The B.1.1.7 Coronavirus Variant

The New York Times

Jan. 18, 2021

A detailed exploration of an early coronavirus variant.

I wrapped a diagram of the coronavirus genome around an illustration of the virus, then represented each mutation as a connecting line between the two.

The concept behind the graphic was to draw the virus as if it were an insect pinned in a museum collection.

Over the course of the pandemic, I adapted and expanded this graphic format across a range of graphics.