Westchester Collage Artist Creates New Map of Manhattan

From the functional to the more artsy, there have have been plenty of maps—some, more famed than others—of New York City.

But collage artist Michael Albert, who resides in Westchester, has put together a less-than-conventional view of the Big Apple that he hopes will bring a fresh and different perspective. Made entirely of letters cut from advertisements and commercial packaging, his version of the city ranges from the more obvious landmarks (Broadway, museums, etc.) to the more quirky (such as a tow pound where his car once had the misfortune of visiting). Though he’s conjured up numerous maps, the Manhattan map—as well as a United States one—have been the most popular. Love his pop-art style? You can get your own prints of his maps for $50 a pop.

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