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While these are quite old, these controversial flags by Brazilian artist, Icaro Doria are still quite incredible, and worth seeing for anyone who hadn’t had a chance to yet. He created the campaign for Revista Grande Reportagem, the hard journalism magazine he worked at in 2005, which has since closed.
The Meet the World Flags have legends on the side, giving each color a designated meaning, reflecting real facts about that particular country.
“The idea was to bring across the concept that the magazine offers profound journalism about topics of real importance to the world of today,” Doria explains. “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 eight flags depict the United States and the views on the war in Iraq, Africa and the violence against women, Brazil and social equality, Angola’s issues with Aids and malaria and the export of cocaine from Columbia.