• Saturday , 27 May 2017

31 Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Using infographical maps to represent data is nothing new, but London-based designer Yanko Tsvetkov, through his site alphadesigner.com, has taken this common form in a new direction by releasing a series of both funny and thought-provoking prejudice maps. Instead of displaying political borders or statistics, his maps make tongue-in-cheek representations of social, cultural and political stereotypes.

The stereotype maps label nations and geographical regions by the stereotypes through which they are perceived by the map’s primary subject. The labels he uses touch on everything from political concerns, like the development of the European Union, to cultural stereotypes, like the Hellenocentric view that Greece gave Europe its culture. The U.S.A’s map labels Russia as a communist stronghold, while Britain’s map labels Ireland as an island full of rascals.

Possibly the best part about the maps is that the labels pull no punches. You’ll get a good laugh from some of the funnier maps and labels, like the map of the world according to Silvio Berlusconi, in which the nations are labeled by the type of women one can find there.

Designer Yanko Tsvetkov, the man behind alphadesigner.com, has received international acclaim for his clever maps, which have garnered millions of views. His maps are worth looking at no matter where you’re from. You might learn a thing or two.

Source: alphadesigner.com

 

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

Maps Mocking National Stereotypes Around the World

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6 Comments

  1. Ana Costa
    September 14, 2015 at 7:43 pm Reply

    wind shield? tank you guys, we love you to

  2. Oscar Krüger
    December 15, 2015 at 1:40 pm Reply

    I love how Denmark is either basically assholes or vikings. That reputation.

  3. Ananda D'Aquino
    January 23, 2016 at 7:41 am Reply

    And Brazil with… nevermind. Shame…

  4. Sara Nilsson
    June 21, 2016 at 4:17 pm Reply

    Awwwww my country is either sex obsessed or has crap music and politics! Much love non-Swedes <3

  5. Bill
    July 28, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply

    you are super racist towards most countries and to be fair this article shows how YOU think other countries see other countries and not how they actually see it .

  6. gia
    July 31, 2016 at 1:36 am Reply

    So taking all those things my country seemingly represents, i’m a neutral, boring weirdo who sits on piles of money while stuffing my face with chocolate and checking the time on a swiss watch. Good to know

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