Pic of the Day: Maps Are Cool Again

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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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