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URBAN SHAPE | USA - MEMPHIS

City Map - folded - limited edtion of 50 - ink jet print og munken pure paper - 96 x 66 cm. Signed and numbered.

Urban Shape is a set of graphic maps designed by architect Paolo Gianfrancesco. The maps are based on Open Street Map data. The Open Street Map (OSM) is a collaborative project set up to create a free map of the world that can be edited by the user.

The USA series covers the biggest city in each state of the USA, 51 cities in total. The aim is to visualize in a vibrant and modern approach a classic urban map focusing on the urban shape through communication flows. Each citiy has its own rhythm and balance, a hidden equilibrium between void and buildings. The research goes through a data reduction to better emphasize the core of the urban environment. Many capitals are shaped by natural phenomena such as a river or a mountain, or a coastline; some by a military division. The maps show the actual status of the open source mapping. As with old traditional maps, these describe a view of reality and not reality in itself. The cities are in continuous evolution; the urban reality is fluid and reshaped daily by man´s actions. As in past centuries, these maps are not telling the truth, but offering a point of view. 
The maps are available in 66w X 96h cm printed in high definition. The choice of color is based on the Pantone color palette fading from the highest to the lowest population. The maps are produced in limited edition of 50 and indicate the time and date they were grabbed from the Open Street Map data. All the maps are numbered and signed.

Verð: ISK 15.900

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