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Seattle as Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein Would've Mapped It


Some would say that mapmaking is itself an art-form, but Katie Kowalsky of the University of Wisconsin's Cartography Lab is taking that idea one step further. Kowalsky has translated the entire world into the comic-booky style of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, whose work is recognized by its thick, black lines and primary color palette (plus Ben-Day dots and thought bubbles). CityLab discovered this colorful way of seeing the world, which becomes a zoomable atlas of the globe. We zeroed in on the Seattle area so you could see the many colorful segments that make up our region.

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