The Retrofuturs Eurocrisis design provides a data visualization of the ongoing financial crisis in Europe. The periodic table of debt-ridden countries was created by French illustrator and graphic designer Stéphane Massa-Bidal, who is also known as Hulk4598 or Retrofuturs. Massa-Bidal's website states that in his artistic concept of Retrofuturs he is tries to engage with the present time acting as a "powerful corrosive agent" in the digital environment.
In this topical chart, Retrofuturs uses his work as a semiotician and graphic designer and displays the European sovereign debt crisis. The financial woes of countries are at such an extreme that it will be impossible for a country to refinance without any assistance.
This powerful digital iconography transforms these countries into elements, all of them currently in a bad state.
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