Flags as graphs of social issues

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.

Thanks to Joey “Accordion Guy” DeVilla for the link. Crossposted on Worldchanging.

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