Dr. Anthony Fauci is more than just a popular source of health information. Thanks to Fauci art, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has become a pop culture icon.
Artists around the world are celebrating Fauci by turning his image into a work of art. From drawings to sock puppets to candles, Fauci art is making science cool again while teaching us about global public health. Not everyone is a Fauci fan, but an advertising agency in California, BSSP, has started a #FauciArt campaign, calling on digital artists, painters, poets, and musicians to make Dr. Fauci a viral star.
"Getting the right information can save lives. And now more than ever, where that information comes from is just as important as what it is," BSSP wrote on Instagram. "Unfortunately, as a society, we tend to listen to celebrities — or the loudest voice — over qualified professionals. Which gave us an idea. What if we turned the frontline experts into pop culture icons?"
These are the results, and the artistic movement continues to grow as people make their own #FauciArt.