Subjective atlas of Hungary / Subjective atlas of Mexico

Subjective atlas of Hungary / Subjective atlas of Mexico

Subjective Atlas, Annelys de Vet
The designer Annelys de Vet who works in Brussels is busy creating a growing series of “subjective atlases”. The aim of these publications is to make a new and fresh contribution to the dialogue on cultural representation. These books map out countries, regions and political entities from a personal viewpoint and in a creative, unexpected and sensitive, yet critical way.

Henry van de Velde Labels 2012

Edition 2012

Subjective atlas of Hungary /

Subjective atlas of Mexico

Subjective atlases

 

Design Annelys de Vet

(Studio de Vet), et al.

 

16,5 x 22 cm, 198 pages

Artists, designers and other sensitive souls are invited to map out their countries based on the house in which they live, what they eat, the routes they take, the people they meet, the stories they tell, the values they share, the dreams they have or fears that they hide. The unusual relationships that are established in the different visual inventories and maps reveal images that you would rarely come across.

The atlases provide a humane response to the increasing simplification of the political debate and the complacency of power. In contrast to the tone of the mass media that is increasingly acquiring propaganda-type content, the books reveal in particular the complex reality that lies behind one-dimensional, anaesthetising media images. In the best case scenarios, the pluralistic representations in the atlases contribute to a more democratic and colourful dialogue. The books have no copyright associated with them and are available online in PDF format. This ensures that the various humane visions can be circulated rapidly and widely.

De atlassen vormen een humane reactie op de toenemende versimpeling van het politieke debat en de zelfingenomenheid van de macht. In tegenstelling tot de vaak propagandistische teneur van de massamedia tonen de boeken vooral de complexe realiteit die verscholen ligt achter eendimensionale, afstompende mediabeelden. In het beste geval kunnen de pluralistische voorstellingen in de atlassen bijdragen tot een meer democratische en kleurrijke dialoog. De boeken zijn auteursrechtenvrij gedrukt en zijn online beschikbaar als pdf’s. Zo kunnen de verschillende humane visies vlot wijd verspreid worden.

Subjective Atlas, Annelys de Vet
Subjective Atlas, Annelys de Vet
Subjective Atlas, Annelys de Vet
Subjective Atlas, Annelys de Vet

Subjective atlas of Mexico

By Annelys de Vet, Moniek Driesse and Analía Solomonoff

This subjective atlas reflects the contradictory properties of a constantly changing identity. It is a catalogue (which will never be complete) of Mexicans’ similarities and differences. The atlas questions the collective values that they share and the cultural image they construct.

Subjective atlas of Hungary

By Annelys de Vet and Attila Bujdosó (Kitchen Budapest)

Is it possible to draw a portrait of contemporary Hungary with only one pencil, held by many? Could we map this country at all with its controversial optimism and pessimism, pride and poetry in one single book?