Paper Cities

I’ve been sick lately, so I’m going the lazy route and reblogging something from Price Tags.

Price Tags

UK-based artist Matthew Picton uses strips of paper to construct maps of cities from around the world. The Londoner’s sculptural creations use both historic and fictional texts to produce cartographic representations of multicultural cities like Las Vegas, Dresden, Tehran, and Venice, created with text from “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann and the music score from Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice opera.

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Lower Manhattan created from headlines that accompanied the 2001 World Trade Center bombing and DVD covers of the film “Towering Inferno” also book covers of the novel “The Plot Against America” by Philip Roth:

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Bonus for naming this city, created from the covers and text of the novel “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula LaGuin and the DVD covers of the films “Dante’s Peak” and “Volcano”.

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Answer – and more cities – here.

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