Revista Flags Raise World Issues
Portugese magazine, Revista Grande Reportagem, ran a series of eight flag-related images in 2005 designed to provoke an awareness of life issues in different parts of the world. The magazine had moved from being an independent magazine to being the weekend supplement for the daily national newspaper, DiÃ¡rio de NotÃcias.
USA. Red is in favour of the war in Iraq. White is against the war in Iraq. Blue don’t know where Iraq is.
Somalia. Blue is women who endure genital mutilation. White is women who do not endure genital mutilation.
China. Red is working 14 year olds. Yellow is studying 14 year olds.
Brazil. Green live with less than 10 dollars a month. Yellow live with less than 100 dollars a month. Blue live with less than 1000 dollars a month. White live with more than 100,000 dollars a month.
Angola. Red is people infected by HIV. Black is people infected by malaria. Yellow is people with access to medical care.
Colombia. Red is exportation of bananas. Blue is exportation of coffee. Yellow is exportation of cocaine.
Burkina Faso. Children who die before completing one year of age. Green is children who die before their third birthday. Yellow is children who reach maturity.
EU (European Union). Blue is oil consumption. Yellow is oil production.
The Bandeiras campaign was developed at Foote Cone & Belding, Lisbon, by creative director Luís Silva Dias and Duarte Pinheiro de Melo, copywriter Icaro Dória, and art director Joãn Roque. The figures were gathered from sites such as amnistia.com and eurodat.com.
The Bandeiras campaign won the Epica D’Or (Print) for 2005.