Mapping Stereotypes in Stern Magazine

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01.01.2012 Stern, the biggest German weekly news magazine dedicated 6 pages from its kaleidoscope New Year issue to my Mapping Stereotypes project, declaring it “Satire de Jahres” (Satire of the Year). The presentation includes 7 maps: Europe According to USA, Germany, the Vatican, Switzerland, Greece, France and Silvio Berlusconi. At the end of it there is an interview with me about the history of the 3 year long project by Stern’s London correspondent Cornelia Fuchs.

The web site of the magazine has a special Mapping Stereotypes teaser with even more maps from the project.

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Der Bulgare Yanko Tsvetkov hat in diesem Jahr vor allem im Internet mit bissigem Humor Furore gemacht. In seinen satirischen Länderkarten suhlt sich der in London lebende Grafikdesigner genussvoll in Vorurteilen und nationalen Stereotypen.

This year the Bulgarian Yanko Tsvetkov has made a sensation on the Internet with his biting humor. In his satirical country maps, the London-based graphic designer delightfully immerses himself in prejudice and national stereotypes.

Silvio Berlusconi, der schlichte Schwerenöter, ist für den Satiriker natürlich die personifizierte Steilvorlage. Seine kleine Macho-Welt ist sehr akkurat nach „Pussys“ in verschiedenen Aggregatzuständen geordnet.

Silvio Berlusconi, the simple ladies’ man, is a natural personified target for the satirist. His small macho world is very accurately organized in variously defined “pussies”.

Europa ist mein Traum. Ich war 13 Jahre alt, als die Berliner Mauer fiel. Das war ein unglaublich emotionaler Moment.

Europa is my dream. I was 13 years old when the Berlin Wall came down. It was an unbelievably emotional moment.

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