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Artist Swaps The Names Of Cities And Towns Around The World With 1,800 Cultural Slurs To Create ‘Map Of The Stereotypes’

 

 

'The Map of the Stereotypes': Slovak graphic design artist Martin Vargic has re-imagined the world according to cultural slurs, assumptions and stereotypes, with obvious choices like China becoming 'Factory', Australia 'Kangaroo' and Italy 'Pizza', as well more questionable ones, such as Spain as 'Pubes' and Canada 'Maple Syrup'<br>

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” Everything you need to know about the world is right here, according to graphic design artist Martin Vargic.
The Slovak student, who made a name for himself earlier this year with his ‘Map of the Internet’, has followed up that effort with ‘Map of the Stereotypes’, a detailed reworking of countries, cities and towns the world over to reflect the countless cultural generalizations and assumptions.”

 

 

 

Map Of Slurs America

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” Vargic took three months to configure the vintage-style base world map on Photoshop, with two additional months of research for the labels, for which there are said to be 1,800 in total.

‘ The majority of stereotypes are basically oversimplications, and though they are based on a real phenomenon, it is wrong to associate them with the entire country, nation, race or other group of people,’ Vargic told The MailOnline.

‘ When looking on the map, it needs to be understood that it shows the world from the point of view of a stereotypical westerner, making it a stereotype itself, the manifestation of the stereotype about the entire western world.”

 

 

 

 Epic detail: The map is said to feature over 1,800 stereotypes. Vargic renamed Mongolia 'Genghis Khahn' after the founder of the Mongol Empire, while China became 'Factory, India 'Holy Cow', Pakistan 'Al-Qaeda' and Afghanistan 'Terrorists'

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” Vargic renamed each country to a stereotype he believes best represents that nation.

  Some are obvious, such as called Russie ‘Communists’, Turkey ‘Kebab’, Australia ‘Kangaroo’, Italy ‘Pizza’ and China ‘Factory’.

  While others are much more questionable, with Canada becoming ‘Maple Syrup’ and Span ‘Pubes’.
Ireland became ‘Gingers’, Sweden ‘Metrosexuals’, Colombia ‘Cocaine’ and Korea ‘Bad Drivers’.”

 

 

 

    Regular readers will recall some of Mr Vargic’s previous works such as his beautiful map of the internet and the world as seen with the polar ice caps melted .

Copies of these maps along with many other fabulous creations can be purchased here and here

 

 

Read more of the “Map Of Stereotypes” here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map Reveals What Our Planet Would Look Like If Sea Levels Rose By 260ft

 

 

 

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” Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100.

  But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine.

  To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today.

  He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing five million cubic miles of water into the world’s oceans.

  Whilst at first glance it doesn’t seem much different to a map of the world today, a closer looks shows huge unshaded areas swamped by water with today’s existing coastlines depicted in dotted lines.”

 

 

   The Daily Mail has more on these beautifully crafted , doomsday scenarios and the original creations can be viewed here in all their magnified detail .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slovakian Artist Creates Stunning Map Of The Internet

 

 

Internet Map

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” Do you live near Googolplex Gulf, by the MS-DOS Sea, or closer to the South Datastream? Or do you spend more of your time on eBay Island?

  An amazing map depicting these places and more by a Slovakian student and amateur graphic designer has taken the Internet by storm — and while there aren’t any storms on the map, there is a “Torrent of Lost Souls,” and currents are depicted on the Pirate Sea and Ocean of Information.

  Martin Vargic, the brains behind the beauty, told FoxNews.com he was inspired by a similar map of the Internet by the popular online comic xkcd. Despite the incredible detail and obvious effort in the work, which he made using data from monitoring site Alexa and other sources, the artist had gone largely anonymous. Until now.

“ I post my works mainly to deviantart, and until recent days, I was never significantly noticed,” he wrote in an email. “It was my hobby, and it still is my hobby, though I am planning to start selling prints of my maps on Amazon quite soon.” “

 

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