DESIGN
See the world in a new perspective
The book "Life out of balance" shows 261 countries in alphabetical order. Each country is hand-drawn on graph paper. Our view to the countries of the world is shaped by maps, personal backgrounds and travel experiences. Even a simple looking question like "How many countries exist?" is not easy or even possible to answer. The answer goes from 194 to over 200, depending on who you ask.
The Book shows the shape of every country in the same size and therefore the wrong scale, the traditional view of the world changes. Some country forms are iconic, like the shape of Italy, other forms show how physical borders are sometimes shaped by nature or political influences.
The publication can provide us with a new perspective
on how we see the world.
Designed at the Basel School of Design
My Role: BA Student