Artist Dan Linden Makes Use of Futiristic Tools To Create Intricate Maps

By: Ariel Weber - Published: Dec 8, 2012 • References: gizmodo & laughingsquid
Adding a modern and precise edge to map making, artist Dan Linden creates maps with the use of a laser.

Recreating maps from all around the world, the artist makes use of recycled mounting boards, which are then intricately cut out by a laser cutter. The detailed maps take around 2 hours to complete and are really quite engaging and mesmerizing to witness its process. The video displays a sped up version, about 4 times the speed, of an Atlanta map being made. Cartography may not be typically known to be riveting work but once a laser is brought into the mix, the results are captivating. These maps are a sleek and modern design that would be a welcome addition to any contemporary abode.

For those wondering, the prints are made available on the artists Etsy store. Stats for Modern Laser Cartography Trending: Older & Chilly
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