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Chicago as Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein Might Have Mapped It

If you missed the Art Institute of Chicago's big Roy Lichtenstein exhibition a few years ago, here's your opportunity to take a look at a map of the Windy City as the famed pop artist might have drawn it. In a new project from Katie Kowalsky of the University of Wisconsin's Cartography Lab, the entire world has been rendered in a way that borrows from Roy Lichtenstein's comic book inspired pop art. Highlighted by CityLab and our colleagues at Curbed LA, the colorful, interactive map offers various levels of detail and contrast. Zoom out to see a city of bold lines and names. Zoom in to get a closer look at parks, buildings and landmarks in a way that Lichtenstein might have envisioned painting them in map form.

·Lichtenstein Map [Mapbox/Katie Kowalsky]
·The World Mapped as Pop Art [CityLab]
·Los Angeles as Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein Might've Mapped It [Curbed LA]
·Cool Map Thing archives [Curbed Chicago]