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Los Angeles as Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein Might've Mapped It

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Mapmaking is definitely an art, but a new map created by Katie Kowalsky of the University of Wisconsin's Cartography Lab is actually made to look like fine art. Kowalsky has translated the entire world into the comic-booky style of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, whose work is usually recognized by its thick, black lines and primary color palette (plus Ben-Day dots and thought bubbles). First seen on CityLab, the end result was a zoomable atlas of the globe that gets detailed down to the block in red, yellow, green, and blue. Check out a few of the more colorful segments of the Los Angeles portion of the map:

· Lichtenstein Map [Mapbox/Katie Kowalsky]
· The World Mapped as Pop Art [CityLab]