these neomam creative road maps offer funky artistic tours of major metropolises. the project includes the imagined maps of 8 famous artists. neomam ponders what a one day guided tour of major cities would be like if given by an icon. these maps include all the sites that played an important part in their life’s work. then neomam sketched out the maps in the artists’ own style.
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for instance, it’s not hard to see banksy stenciling out this map of london with a background imitating the concrete, which he often makes his canvas. likewise one could imagine this da vinci map of florence being discovered from one of his many sketchbooks. and just like da vinci, this particular map houses a secret code, can you read it? pop artists such as warhol and hockney are depicted making stylistic maps of the great american metropolises of LA and NY, while much younger than their european counterparts they have become epicenters of art and culture in part thanks to these artists themselves. you can walk through a city whichever way you choose but taking these paths sheds new light into the cities and the artists as-well.
these artists’ connections to these special places prompted this project by neomam, and while many of these artists have passed on, the cities where they created art continue. the buildings remain. like old friends, they know all the stories; they have seen the passing of generations, and hold the secrets shut in closed lips of brink and steal.