Maps by Kim Asendorf Does Away with Precision and Accuracy

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 21, 2013 • References: kimasendorf & fastcodesign
Google Maps has become a staple in many people's lives for obvious reasons, all of which have been thrown out the window in the art series titled Maps by Kim Asendorf, an artist based in Berlin, Germany. Through a clever modification of the Google Maps API, the informative images have been turned into colorful, randomized abstractions.

Through these artistic twists, Maps by Kim Asendorf encourages people to not only look at the world in a different way, but to play with the Google tool in an experimental way as well. As Asendorf suggests, "Start in an abstract detail and zoom into a strange but familiar structure. It should create a different focus than you normally have when you enter a map service." Stats for Re-Interpreted Google Map Artworks Trending: Older & Mild
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