The art series Cosmographies by Carlos Romo Melgar seems to question what is more important, a map of the world or a map of one’s life. Ever since Google Maps and Google Earth became one of the main sources (if not the main source) for directions, a slew of other maps started popping up here and there as artistic renditions, alternatives or even spoofs. None of them are as personal as Cosmographies by Carlos Romo Melgar. Granted, these maps are specifically personal to the artist himself.
Basically, Cosmographies by Carlos Romo Melgar details all of the important landmarks that have popped up over the course of his life. From favorite places to his own movements, they are like hybrids between maps and infographics. The areas of import are flagged with speech bubbles that are filled with comments Melgar has heard or experienced over the years there.
Personal Landmark Map Art
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Minimalist Typographic Subway Maps
Apple-Shaped Running Routes
Melodic Subcultural Sketches
Intricate Urban Landscapes