Meet the world

I knew about this quite a long time ago. I dunno how. I just forgot. The fact is that this’s being moving up and down my bookmarks for the last two years.
Meet the world is a initiative that pictures some country’s statistics into flags, as if they were charts. I enjoyed this work from Icaro Doria very much.

© Icaro Doria

This extract is from the projects website on Brazilian Artists

This is how we thought of the concept Meet the World.

We started to research relevant, global, and current facts and, thus, came up with the idea to put new meanings to the colours of the flags. We used real data taken from the websites of Amnesty International and the UNO.

The campaign has been running in Portugal since January 2005. There are eight flags that portray very current topics like the division of opinions about the war in Iraq in the United States, the violence against women in Africa, the social inequality in Brazil, the drug trafficking in Columbia, Aids and malaria in Angola, etc.