Jenni Sparks’ Hand Drawn Maps of New York

Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 at 11:21 am by
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We love how maps creatively magnify the aspects of our unique and ever-changing landscape, whether it be through transportation, rock-n-roll, or the hottest nightspots around the city.  And speaking of love, this is a labor of it.  Jenni Sparks, based out of London, has  illustrated with incredible detail, the majority of New York.

With her first map of London receiving significant exposure, art distributor Evermade commissioned her to attempt the Big Apple.  The result is a 3-D intricately designed cultural and historical homage to the city.  She squeezes in points of interest and symbolic characteristics of each neighborhood between buildings, as well as dropping in cheeky bits (namely in Brooklyn) about underground thrift shops denoted by a tee that says “cool.”

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While we can only make out the Two Bridges and the Laguardia Houses on the Lower Manhattan zoom-in, we also spy with our little eye the Ghostbusters logo and a giant ribeye in the middle of the Meatpacking District.  Enthusiasts can pick up a print here for a not-so-slender $120.

[via FastCo Design]

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