Fun with stereotypes

Bulgarian artist Yanko Tsvetkov is getting lots of attention for his “Mapping Stereotypes” project — various maps of Europe according to different countries’ real feelings about their neighbors. Here’s Europe according to the U.S.:

Seems about right: What else is Ireland good for if not giving us St. Patrick? (Guinness, maybe.) And the further east you go, it kinda becomes a blur.

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Be sure to check out the other maps, too: Apparently, Britain thinks the Irish are rascals, France thinks Poland is full of plumbers, and Italy thinks its southern half is a third-world country. It’s probably a good thing that the U.S. wouldn’t fit on the map…


  • Margaret Cabaniss

    Margaret Cabaniss is the former managing editor of Crisis Magazine. She joined Crisis in 2002 after graduating from the University of the South with a degree in English Literature and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She now blogs at

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