Photos from my various travels depicting global cultural variations of the fundamental person icon.
Bali, Indonesia. They’re some pretty small people, so why does that first person seem so hulking and Cro-Magnon-y?
Taipei, Taiwan. Note the hip chapeau the stroller is sporting, and the protective headgear (?) worn by the worker.
London, UK. This fellow toils as above, but without the benefit of a helmet. Less chance of sunburn, maybe?
Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese cute aesthetic shows up in the large head and even larger cigarette.
Bangkok, Thailand. Who takes care of children?
Providence, RI, USA. Not just walking, but actively moving forward, dancing, and exuding joie de vivre.
And Karrie Jacobs has a nice example here.
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