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Matthew Picton: Paper Cities

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Aerial urban grids recreated in recycled paper

From cartographic collages to multimedia map works, we love us some map-related art around here. Oregon-based British artist Matthew Picton adds some more enthralling creations to our collection with these stunning paper sculptures of cities made of books and other textual materials. The works play on the idea of the city as living organism. Explains Picton in his artist's......read more

All Roads Lead To Rome

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A Cartographic Play On The Idiom

Everyone is familiar with the saying “All roads lead to Rome,” dating back to a time when all empirical roads radiated out from the capital of the Roman Empire. Now mostly spoken to express the idea that all paths lead to a central subject, it still serves as an interestingly common idiom. Designers Philipp Schmitt, Benedikt Groß, and Raphael Reimann of Mooveal Lab sought......read more

Google Maps Adds Bike Routes

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Good news for two-wheeled travelers.

Just in time for spring, Google Maps has added biking directions to their hugely popular online mapping service last week. The new feature comes with directions for cyclists in 150 cities in the United States. This is great news for the cycling community, which has been pressing Google to add bike routes to Google Maps for a long while. Suggested cycling routes are designed to avoid freeways......read more

NRDC Maps Clean Energy in America

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Interactive map shows the clean energy jobs of today and tomorrow

If you listened to all the hubbub from Washington and the press, you'd think the American clean energy economy is all but dead. The fact of the matter is that renewable energy projects (and the jobs they carry) are popping up all over the country.  An interactive map from the NRDC tells the story. The tool allows you to search existing and planned renewable energy projects in the country by......read more

Cartographic Collages by Val Britton

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Immersive maps works navigate imagination and memory

Val Britton's oversized collages use the language of maps to draw imaginary paths through memory. The Berkeley artist's work is inspired by an attempt to connect to her father, a long-haul truck driver who passed away when she was a teenager. Britton's cartographic interpretations merge what she knows about her dad's journeys with what she can never know. From her artist's......read more

Matt Cusick's Cartographic Creations

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Maps repurposed as eye-catching collages

For Dallas-based artist Matthew Cusick, repurposing stuff balances out his hoarding impulse. "I have a natural inclination to collect stuff," he says. "Repurposing is an alternative to hoarding. It is also an alternative to consuming and creating waste. It takes patience and a willingness to tinker." Cusick creates collage portraits and landscapes from the vintage maps he collects.......read more

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