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Meet the World Flag Campaign
Sarah Rich, 5 Jan 07
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A couple of years ago, a 25-year-old Brazilian man working at a magazine called Grande Reportagem in Lisbon, Portugal, incited a global social justice campaign using email chain letters. The campaign, known as "Meet the World", was conceived by a group of four 20-somethings who'd been researching facts and stats about the state of the world.

Using real data taken from Amnesty International and the UN, they developed a series of national flag images based on the actual flags for those places, with the colors and graphics representing current, geographically-relevant issues. Targeted topics include Malaria and HIV/AIDS in Angola, drug trafficking in Columbia, and opinions about the Iraq war in the US.

Meet the World is a profound example of the power of simple visuals, and subtle twists on anticipated experience, to make a high-impact statement about the world we live in. Check out the collection below.

Thanks, Ben.

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