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Airport Runway Screenprints by Nomo

Airport Runway Screenprints by Nomo screen printing posters and prints maps Chicago airplanes

Airport Runway Screenprints by Nomo screen printing posters and prints maps Chicago airplanes

Airport Runway Screenprints by Nomo screen printing posters and prints maps Chicago airplanes

Chicago architect and designer Jerome Daksiewicz of Nomo Design has just released a new series of screenprints that illustrate the various configurations of major world airports. Right now he currently has editions for Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles International, and Minneapolis St-Paul, but will soon be adding an additional five cities. Two dollars from every purchase goes to the Challenge Air Program that introduces children with specials needs to aviation.

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The Art of Geometry

I’ve encountered a cavalcade of great geometric sculptures and installations this week, so as usual I’ve grouped them all together for your perusal. Thanks to the artists for providing information and images for this post.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

FOLDS is a beautiful installation by David Mesguich and Valentin Van der Meulen that first appeared in 2009 at Maison des Arts de Malakoff, and again in 2010 at Art Paris 2010. The piece is made from numerous polypropylene shapes and creates a somewhat haunting anatomical amalgam of face and skull.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Some fantastic map folding by David Lu.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Titled Wandering Territory this new piece by Anna Garforth (previously) was created for the Pop Up exhibition at MOTI, and will eventually tour Europe. The piece also made an appearance on the front cover of Holland’s largest newspaper De Volkskrant. Anna, I would like to request on behalf of the entire internet that the rest of the animal kingdom be completed in this fashion.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Hey look it’s Anna Garforth again with her beautiful Kusudama light.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

And lastly another beautifully folded kusudama using a world map by Jenny Brial (previously).

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Jennny Brial’s Pins and Maps

Jennny Brials Pins and Maps sculpture multiples maps

Jennny Brials Pins and Maps sculpture multiples maps

Jennny Brials Pins and Maps sculpture multiples maps

Jennny Brials Pins and Maps sculpture multiples maps

Jennny Brials Pins and Maps sculpture multiples maps

I’m really enjoying these pin and map works by Paris-based artist Jenny Brial. Stick a bunch of pins in something, especially walls or maps and I’m generally sold. If you liked these pieces, also check out the works of Shannon Rankin, Katie Lewis and Evan Drolet Cook. (via oriental)

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U.S. Highway Routes as a Subway Map

U.S. Highway Routes as a Subway Map public transportation posters and prints maps

U.S. Highway Routes as a Subway Map public transportation posters and prints maps

U.S. Highway Routes as a Subway Map public transportation posters and prints maps

Australian designer Cameron Booth has designed a map of the United States Highway system as if it were a public transportation subway map. What a brilliant piece of graphic design. You can pick it up for just $39. (via laughing squid)

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Jenny Odell’s Google Map People

Jenny Odells Google Map People reduction people parks maps manipulation
Delores Park, San Francisco

Jenny Odells Google Map People reduction people parks maps manipulation
Delores Park, San Francisco (detail)

Jenny Odells Google Map People reduction people parks maps manipulation
Pier 39, San Francisco

For the past year artist Jenny Odell (previously) has worked in the medium of Google Maps imagery to create stunning prints of cut-out ships, sports stadiums, advertising billboards, swimming pools and other meticulously assembled collections of satellite imagery minutiae. Lately she’s focused on people, specifically locations around San Francisco where they congregate en masse, their ant-like figures filling beaches and public parks. Odell erases all other details of the photos leaving behind only the human footprint. Head on over to her blog to see the images in better detail. (thnx, megan!)

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Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

UK-based artist Susan Stockwell recently completed this gigantic world map made from recycled computer components for the University of Bedfordshire. Entitled World, the piece has been in progress since 2010 and uses motherboards, electrical wiring, fans, and myriad other components donated by Secure IT Recycling. Although Stockwell has worked with electronic components for additional projects, her work with paper is also extraordinary and has been making the rounds quite a bit.

If you liked this, also check out the work of Murilo Melo. (via upon a fold)

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NYC Cork Board

NYC Cork Board office New York maps

NYC Cork Board office New York maps

NYC Cork Board office New York maps

I love this laser cut NYC Cork Board by design studio AMINIMAL, available from Supermarket for $75. (via cmybacon)

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