Manhattan in my own words

I live in Manhattan and I’ve been curating a gallery show of maps of Manhattan. I put together a map myself.

I wanted to explore the idea that maps are deeply personal – a city block means different things to different people. One person identifies it with the corner store, another with a yoga class. This is my version of Greenwich Village in NYC. And yes, it includes a flattened mouse and a micro-pig (true story).

Manhattan In My Own Words by Jonathan Roberts

This was for the exhibition Mapping the Big Apple: Visions of New York, at the SoHo Digital Art Gallery.

3 thoughts on “Manhattan in my own words”

    1. Thanks – it was an interesting challenge to put this together and see if it was possible to create a full map with just text, but I’m really pleased with how it came out.

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