NYC, Horizon-Free

Designers Jack Schulze and Matt Webb have created a fantastic image of Manhattan: a surprisingly natural blend of a street-level view and an overhead view.

Jack Schulze explains:

The projection works by presenting an image of the place in which the observer is standing. As the city recedes into the (geographic) distance it shifts from a natural, third person representation of the viewer’s immediate surroundings into a near plan view. The city appears folded up, as though a large crease runs through it.




What a fantastic approach to a “you are here” explanation. Imagine having a dynamic version of this on your phone as you walk around in addition to a traditional map.

In this post, Mr. Schulze explains the many influences that informed the project.

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