I came across these awesome maps the other day that blew me away…Read below and check the source out for the full article!
I started this series for an exhibition on the theme of the identity of cities and their inhabitants. The exhibition took place in Venice, in December 2014 (website). The final pictures are 70cm square, printed on acrylic glass.
I wanted to represent the influence of cities on their environment as a kind of invisible fluid that overflows from the city to its surrounding.
I retrieved city maps which I then used in World Machine as if they were 3D terrain. I’ve mixed the maps with procedural terrains in order to get the erosion flow I wanted. I then retrieved the “erosion flow map” and I postworked it in Photoshop to give a unique identity to each city.