This is a little project that I have been working on about preconceptions about various nationalities. Stereotypes are a funny and fascinating thing. Having lived as a Brit in Switzerland for just under 10 years, stereotyping was something that I faced on a daily basis. In the UK, it rains all the time, we all have bad teeth, we eat horrible food and everyone knows the Queen.
So here are a few greetings from some stereotyped characters. I’m most interested in finding out which stereotypes are global and which are more local. For example, the ‘typical’ Frenchman wearing a beret and a stripy top was not identified by my Swiss friends.
Take a look and let me know what you think, try and guess who’s who, the answers are at the bottom, good luck!
UPDATE : You can pick up any of the prints below over here.