Mapping Manhattan.

As part of an ongoing project he calls Here to There, Japanese artist Nobutaka Aozaki is creating a map of Manhattan made entirely of smaller, hand-drawn maps. Aozaki roams the city streets, asking passersby for directions; he then connects the drawings to form an illustrated patchwork - the map-in-progress is pictured below. (I especially love the paper plate portion of the East Village.)

A few photos of the artist, gathering material:

Visit Nobutaka Aozaki's website, here. (And check out his Names on Starbucks Cups project, which tracks the many misspellings of Nobutaka's name by Starbucks employees. As someone with a name that often elicits double takes, I can appreciate it.)

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