Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Colorful Cartography

I don't imagine that there are many major road junctions in the world that are are celebrated for their beauty. I certainly wouldn't want to live next to one. However, while road intersections might be ugly, they can appear beautiful on maps. Especially if you add a little color.

Artist Nicholas Rougeux has created a series of posters featuring line drawings of major road intersections. Interchange Choreography uses data from OpenStreetMap to map out a number of major road junctions, which feature three or more roads. The roads in each poster are colored based on whether they are major or minor roads.

You can buy posters of each road junction separately or a poster featuring all of the interchanges in one work of art.

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