Amazing Paper Cut City Map


I have been investigating different map styles recently, and came across this beauty. It is street map of Amsterdam created in the form of a leaf by street artist Nils Westergard. It measures 65 x 60 cm, and its intricate detail has been cut out using an X-Acto craft knife. It took around 100 hours to make.

nils-leaf-amsterdamWestergard was biking from Utrecht to Amsterdam when he came across a skeleton of a large Linden tree leaf which inspired him to create the map that merged with the shape of the leaf. For the original project, Westergard pasted versions of the Amsterdam leaf map onto walls around the city of Amsterdam with each pasted map bearing a red “you are here” dot. In 2015, ten stencil and spray can maps of his leaf map of Amsterdam were created and sold.

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Head of Geography and Assistant Vice Principal at South Molton Community College, North Devon. Exeter Chiefs supporter!
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