Sure, stereotypes might be at the root of a lot of the world’s worst problems, but hey—sometimes they’re funny, too. Enter Mapping Stereotypes: the Geography of Prejudice, an online project by London graphic designer Yanko Tsvetkov , which attempts to unite the peoples of the world using their propensity to make hasty generalizations about one another.
In the series, Tsvetkov takes a map of Europe and renames each nation according to a different country’s prejudices. For instance, in “Europe According to USA,” Russia is slathered red and bears the name, in all caps, “COMMIES”; France is emblazoned with “Smelly People”; and Italy endearingly sports “Godfathers.”
Most of the other maps are from the perspective of EU countries like Germany, France, Italy and Bulgaria. And yet all of them make fun of Iceland.
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