All Blog Posts Tagged 'maps' (8)

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World

Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of countries in relation…


Added by Pinar on November 17, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Cartographic Paper Sculptures Reveal Global Cities' History

UK-based artist Matthew Picton uses strips of paper to construct maps of cities from around the world. The Londoner's sculptural creations use both historic and fictional texts to produce cartographic representations of multicultural cities like Las Vegas, Dresden, Tehran, and Venice. The materials used are reflective of each respective culture, from literary and religious texts…


Added by Pinar on February 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rainbow-Colored Paint Splash Maps

Spain-based artist Michael Tompsett has created a fun series of colorful maps made of paint splashes. Not only does he have a world map, he's also created rainbow-colored abstract maps for individual countries like Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

"Art and design has interested me since an early age, so much so that art class was the one lesson at school I genuinely looked…


Added by alice on September 20, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Trying to Find Oneself While Wrapped Up in Road Maps

Do you ever feel lost? If your answer is yes, then you can probably relate to these set of images by photographer Susannah Benjamin that display a young woman laying across a jumble of road maps. The striking shots exude a sense of feeling lost and trying to find oneself. Benjamin says, "My work explores themes of metamorphosis, adolescence, self-image, etc." She certainly would know…


Added by Pinar on August 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Computer Parts World Map Symbolizes Digital Future

Susan Stockwell up-cycles with intense ingenuity. The parts the UK-based artist uses for each piece adds to the message she attempts to relay to the world. World is a giant world map made from recycled computer parts commissioned by the University of Bedfordshire. What began in 2010 is now completed with motherboards, electrical wiring, fans and other components donated by the… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on November 13, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Road Map Portraits

Blessed with both an impressive imagination and artistic skill, Nikki Rosato creates incredible people portraits...all made from maps! Her reason for choosing road maps as her medium? “Our physical bodies are beautiful structures full of detail, and they hold the stories that haunt and mold our lives," she says. "The lines on a road map are beautifully similar to the lines that cover the surface of the… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on May 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Incredibly Detailed Hand-Cut Maps (8 pics)


Karen O'Leary creates incredibly detailed hand-cut maps from paper. Using razor precision, the North Carolina-based artist manipulates negative and positive space to form delicate webs of city streets, while land and water are cut away.

"I love the idea of a completely familiar object made new and even more beautiful," says O'Leary. "These… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 13, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Girl GO - New maps & directions site from Google

Girl GO - New maps & directions site from Google

Added by Derning on November 4, 2008 at 2:22am — 6 Comments

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