Pic of the Day: Maps Are Cool Again


Artist Mark Andrew Webber started this typographical map of Paris eight months ago and he’s almost ready to go to print… if he can find someone with a press that can handle the almost 6 feet by 5 feet monster of a linoleum plate. The hand-carved map uses French words — which had to be written backwards — to map out the various locations and neighborhoods of France’s capital. Note: Webber doesn’t even speak French.

If you’re wondering what the finished product will look like, check out these finished copies of New York and London. [via Creative Review]

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