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You don’t really want your maps to be “artistic” renderings of reality, we all prefer them to be accurate, but the recent release of Apple’s iOS6 maps is demonstrating a more artistic flair to cartography that is frustrating to those who live based in fact.
Yet that’s not all bad. This capture of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport I spotted on theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com is quite beautiful. As photographer Jonathan Blaustein mentioned to me on Instagram, “Looks just like Burtynsky’s photos from Spain.”
My Facebook friend Ian Epstein pointed out another striking similar to a work by Andreas Gursky:
Here are some other stunning renderings from the blog:
And this joke is something Hyperallergic readers will certainly appreciate:
Josué Rojas came from El Salvador as a toddler, and his family settled in the Mission.
For a fleeting few hours, a procession of boats on the Grand Canal reenacted the full pomp and pageantry of 15th-century Venice.
The intricate patterns and strategic colors of the linens used on mummified remains have only begun to be understood by humanists, museum specialists, and chemists working together.
With films touching on protest in France, China’s one-child policy, and Indigenous life in Canada, the 2021 Currents program stays both culturally and politically forward-thinking.
In The Contest of the Fruits, the art collective Slavs and Tatars investigates language, politics, religion, humor, resilience, and resistance in a pluralistic world.