We combined the concepts of travel and design to create a minimalist, visual List of Countries—to inspire you to stay curious, travel more, and see the world differently.

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Because it’s a big, wide world out there. A three-dimensional world, as most of us know (we see you, flat-earthers). We’re all just trying to understand and make sense of it. Naturally, as maps are one of the greatest tools for understanding the world, we’ve relied upon this two-dimensional view to explain the geography of a three-dimensional world.

Unfortunately, these maps upon which we’ve been relying have distorted our worldly perspective, so to speak (the nerve). We decided to try to remedy said skewed perspective by taking the world map, deconstructing it, simplifying it, beautifying it, and voilà—List of Countries was born.

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Most maps are based on the 1569 Mercator projection, which was a navigational schema that distorts the true size of relative landmasses the further away they are from the equator. We see Finland, for example, as larger than France when it is in fact smaller (who knew?).

List of Countries allows us to see the world differently—a designer’s interpretation of the world deconstructed in a way that is both informative and visually stunning.

Each country (196) is organized and listed from largest to smallest by its respective area. We’ve included the capital city below each country because knowledge is power, friends—Knowledge. Is. Power.

We’ve also included classic red dot stickers so you can mark where you’ve been and see where you still have to go. Ah, the simplistic satisfaction!

We’re visual creatures. As we’re constantly presented with an overload of information, we wanted to create something that appeals to innate human needs for pleasing aesthetic and organization.

Did You Know? There is a near infinite amount of categorical information about the world just waiting to be discovered. Be curious!

If you know any fun and or interesting facts about the world/your country, share them in the comments or reach out to us on social! There’s nothing we love more than a worldly dialogue.

Bold Tuesday Team: Markus, Courtney & Kairi