Cartography Meets Satire: World Maps That Give Us a Lot More Than Just Geography

Maps are important – they give us a sense of geography and inform us on where every country is in the world. Right? But do they provide more than that? Not really. Well, not until these maps started rolling around the internet. We’ve all seen the political and topographical maps, but have you seen maps that answer questions about where the most attractive people are? Or how about global stereotypes?

These are some maps that will give some information that you never thought about before – all in map form.

According to Americans…

Alpha designer Yanko Tsvetkov put together a map of the world from the perspective of Americans. It can be found in his international bestseller ‘Atlas of Prejudice.’ Yanko grew up in communist Bulgari and became obsessed with maps. Atlases were among the very few colorful books he had access to. He would spend hours tracing the maps and altering them to draw imaginary worlds.


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‘Atlas of Prejudice’ started somewhat by accident in 2009, during a conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Yanko started getting emails from his international friends that he made online. So he decided to make an illustration to illustrate what was going on.

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