Tag: cartography

  • Stunningly Detailed Portraits Made Using Maps

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-11-20 in #lifestyle
    Stunningly Detailed Portraits Made Using Maps

    Who knew that aside from being a vital tools for understanding our surroundings and getting around today's increasingly convoluted cities, maps can actually be turned into beautiful portraits? A Welsh artist and illustrator did, and his works are nothing short of impressive!

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  • Amazing Overlays: Atlas by Fernando Vicente

    written by geegraphy on 2012-08-28 in #lifestyle
    Amazing Overlays: Atlas by Fernando Vicente

    Spanish illustrator Fernando Vicente gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “seeing the world with a different eye” by painting different images over existing cartographs and maps.

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  • Fascinating Medieval Era Maps

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-10-29 in #lifestyle
    Fascinating Medieval Era Maps

    Maps, whether in analogue or digital form, have become important tools in man's life, and even more so for those who frequently travel. We'd be lost without them, but did you know that they can also be fascinatingly artsy too, especially the ones from millenniums past? Take a look at some interesting ancient maps from the Medieval Era after the jump!

  • Papercut Maps of Birds and Plants

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-01-30 in #lifestyle
    Papercut Maps of Birds and Plants

    The art of papercutting isn't just limited to Chinese papercutting which is what comes to mind when this art form is mentioned. Claire Brewster works to revitalize old and outdated maps by breathing life into them by intentionally puncturing them to create cutouts of beautiful birds, plants and insects in motion!

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  • From Cave Paintings to Crumpled Cities

    written by ilkadj on 2012-08-21 in #lifestyle
    From Cave Paintings to Crumpled Cities

    Cartography didn't just decide to exist in our culture. It has a history too. It began thousands of years ago on paintings of the heavens drawn on cave walls. Our ancestors were more sophisticated than we thought they were.