It’s only been a few hours since Donald Trump became the most powerful man in the world. But that didn’t stop Bulgarian Artist quickly jotting down just what that world might look like through the big man’s eyes.
Yanko Tsvetkov shot to game last year after his satirical maps became a bestselling book. Atlas of Prejudice: The Complete Stereotype Map Collection takes a humorous look at the world through various sets of eyes. His latest work might just be his best — and most depressing — yet.
The Middle-East and Northern are daubed with the word ‘terrorist’, an eerily accurate reminder of the time when the new President described all Muslims as terrorists.
Mexico, meanwhile, gets the ‘rapist’ treatment. Again, the artists source material is irrefutable:
‘When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.’
Tsvetkov described his inspiration behind the map in a disgruntled blog post on his website.
‘It’s time to face things as they really are: Trump, for all his potential as a shrewd businessman, actually possesses the mentality of a rural alcoholic whose only experience with political debate starts and ends at a local pub.
If you’re a bit more sentimental and forgiving, you can picture him as that racist uncle you still care about because deep in his heart he’s a ‘good person.’ Being an idiot excuses you from idiotic actions. Being a clever person acting like an idiot, doesn’t.’
Idiots or geniuses, this is a map we can all look forward to getting acquainted with as the next four years play out.
You can find more of Tsvetkov’s work here.