Photo Gallery Atlas of Prejudices

In his new book, "Atlas of Prejudice," recently published in Germany, Bulgarian designer Yanko Tsvetskov, 38, has created satirical maps based on national and historical clichés. We've posted an expanded selection of his creative cartography.
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Each person has a different way of looking at the world, but these views are often bundled in the form of prejudices. In his new book, "Atlas of Prejudice,"  recently published in Germany, Bulgarian designer Yanko Tsvetskov , 38, has created satirical maps based on national and historical clichés. In Germany, the book has been published by Knesebeck Verlag. An English edition is expected soon. In Germany, apparently, when people think of Sweden, it is IKEA that comes to mind.

Foto: Yanko Tsvetskov / alphadesigner.com
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And when Poles think of neighboring Germany, they think of a "Western Bully." It's perhaps not surprising given that Germany long tried to keep its labor market closed to its Eastern European neighbor. Oh, and then there was that war.

Foto: Yanko Tsvetskov / alphadesigner.com
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According to Tsvetskov's satirical map, when Spaniards think of Germany, it's a caricature of "Cruella De Merkel" that comes to mind.

Foto: Yanko Tsvetskov / alphadesigner.com
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From sissies to huns to plagiarists and pimps, the Greeks look with some disparagement at the Union of Stingy Workaholics.

Foto: Yanko Tsvetkov
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In the future, posits the Crystal Ball map, much of Europe will be divided into the mega-states of the European Union, Second Kalmar Union and Merkelreich, while China will own Greece and Portugalicia will have eaten all the fish.

Foto: Yanko Tsvetkov
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To the French, Russia apparently remains "Napoleon's Dream."

Foto: Yanko Tsvetkov
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To the British, on the other hand, Europe's national boundaries fade, while where to get the best cake, beer, soup and shops remains abundantly clear.

Foto: Yanko Tsvetkov
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Tsvetkov also mapped out the stereotypes of gay men. Spain is where the bears are. For twinks, head to France. And then there's always Turkey, land of "sexy homophobic men."

Foto: Yanko Tsvetkov
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All European men are not, apparently, created equal.

Foto: Yanko Tsvetkov
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L'Europa Berlusconiana ostensibly embodies the world view of Italy's former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. With a few exceptions -- fish, short men, the queen -- it's a conception of the world that seems somehow... fixated.

Foto: Yanko Tsvetkov
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