"The map began as just a doodle."
May 26, 2015 5:09 PM   Subscribe

In the summer of 1963 Jerry Gretzinger began drawing a map of an imaginary city. You can now use Jerry's Map to zoom in on any of the over 3,200 eight by ten inch panels of the original paper map, executed in acrylic, marker, colored pencil, ink, collage, and inkjet print. This short film by Greg Whitmore takes a fascinating look at the project and the artist's process, which "is dictated by the interplay between an elaborate set of rules and randomly generated instructions." [via]
posted by Room 641-A (2 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I can't zoom in nearly as far on this as I want to. What an astounding project.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:26 PM on May 26, 2015 [2 favorites]

This is so amazing and so very wonderful; thank you for posting! Folks should definitely check out his blog linked from the main site, as well. Here's a blog entry with a great photo that gives you an idea of the scope of the project, and really visually expresses that he is creating a whole world.

Also, some videos on his Youtube channel.
posted by taz at 4:02 AM on May 27, 2015 [2 favorites]

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