Impossibly Awesome Topography

Texas-based artist Matthew Cusick creates these incredible collages using cutout maps. The level of nuance in these intricate designs is really something to behold… they almost look like paintings or drawings from afar. Cusick explains what drew him to maps as a medium: “Maps have all the properties of a brushstroke: nuance, density, line, movement, and color…. [And] since each map fragment is an index of a specific place and time, I could combine fragments from different maps and construct geographical timelines within my paintings.”



  1. Stu on May 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    The ocean wave and motorway ones are my favourite. A clever idea executed to perfection!