Slash
Map Collages In The Age Of Google [Pics]

Artist Matthew Cusick uses physical maps as materials to enliven portraits of American icons.

Lisa Baldini
Lisa Baldini on April 22, 2011.

Cartography and map making have, until the last fifty years, held a great deal of sway on our impressions of the world. But with the advent of technologies like Google Maps, it would seem that our impressions of the world have collapsed and the magic of maps has fallen to the wayside.

Matthew Cusick’s portraits repurpose maps to make compelling portraits from American Cultural Icons. The merge of history is two-fold in both the iconography and the use of the materials.

Matthew Cusick

[via Neat-O-Rama]

TOPICS: Arts & Culture, Design & Architecture
TAGS:
Lisa Baldini

Recent Articles By Lisa Baldini RSS

Lisa Baldini is a regular contributor to PSFK.com. As a student of Graham Harwood, Luciana Parisi, and Matthew Fuller, Lisa's interest in technology lies in how culture is changed from the bottom up through history, materiality, databases, user experience, and affective computing. A student of social media marketing, she sees how people try to engage consumers through technology and how much failure is at hand by misunderstanding the medium. A teacher at heart, she writes and curates in an effort to link the knowledge derived between the academic, art, and business worlds.

more...

Thinking...