Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Mapping the World's Street Art
Google's Street Art Project has doubled in size today. The Street Art Project showcases the work of street artists around the world. As of today the project contains over 10,000 high-resolution images of street art featuring the art work of eighty-five art organizations from 34 different countries.
Let's ignore the art however and concentrate on the Street Art Project map. If you select the 'World Collection' link from the Street Art Project's menu you will be taken to a Google Map of the featured artists. The most impressive thing about this Google Map is the animated circular information windows.
Mouse-over one of the numbered markers on the map and a circular information window grows out of the marker, featuring an example of the street art you can explore at the selected location. As the circle grows the image zooms out from a detail in the image to show the whole art work.