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Artist Flags Social Concerns
Ethan Zuckerman, 10 May 05

Icaro Doria, a 25-year old Brazilian reporter for Lisbon-based Grande Reportagem magazine, has produced a beautiful set of eight images, part of a series called "Meet the World".

The images distort national flags to turn them into graphs of statistics about social and political issues. Brazil's flag becomes a map of daily income, the faint white stars representing Brazil's economic elite. The green and red bars in Burkina Faso's flag dominate the yellow star in the center - the bars represent children who die before their first or third birthdays, while the star represents children who survive to maturity.

Hit the extended entry for a couple of good examples.

Thanks to Joey "Accordion Guy" DeVilla for the link.


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FYI, both your links go to the same place, and it doesn't have images of the flags.


Posted by: Justus on 11 May 05



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