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Found this link on the Twitters, now officially obsessed with the idea of creating my own topological maps from carved wood or maybe cast plaster/epoxy etc.

 

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I saw this on Twitter, too. I had seen a photo of one of these driftwood maps by itself before, but the correspondence with the paper map is great to see.

 

As to making your own: go for it! Would be cool to see the results.



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It reminded me of very much of your 'unfurled' map of Lake Michigan in a way. 

 

I'm finding the idea behind the back cuts especially intriguing. You can see there is more going on then just the general shape of the coast, the amount and angle of relief seems to be of some importance. It's especially evident in the central piece where the relief cut curves around from one bay to another representing (I'm guessing) a pass or portage. Could be a fun experiment to play around with. Will have to get some small files.


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