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Incredibly Detailed Hand-Cut Maps (8 pics)

Madrid

Karen O'Leary creates incredibly detailed hand-cut maps from paper. Using razor precision, the North Carolina-based artist manipulates negative and positive space to form delicate webs of city streets, while land and water are cut away. “I love the idea of a completely familiar object made new and even more beautiful,” says O'Leary. “These maps reveal the density and delicacy of a modern city with a single element and infinite subtleties.” You can purchase these spectacular city maps at O'Leary's Etsy site, Studio K.

Berlin

Paris

London

San Francisco

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Singapore

The artist, Karen O'Leary Studio K via [scene 360], [cool hunting]

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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