Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Fun with Google Maps

Bill Guffey's Street View Paintings

Artist Bill Guffey paints scenes captured by the Google Maps Street View car. This scene from Jonesport, Maine has already been sold but if you like the look of his work Bill's website has many more of his paintings available for sale.

Street View by Tim Mincin
In this song comedian Tim Minchin takes a more negative look at Google Maps Street View.

Stealth Iconography: The Google Maps Pin

In this essay writer Rob Walker argues that the Google Maps marker has become an iconic design. He looks at how the Google Maps marker has been appropriated into unexpected settings, for example, into other designs and into many art projects.


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