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Cut Maps Adds Contemporary Precision to Cartographic Objects

Cut Maps Adds Contemporary Precision to Cartographic Objects
Cut Maps Adds Contemporary Precision to Cartographic Objects , Oak State Art, Ohio. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Oak State Art, Ohio. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps

Have you ever wanted to decorate your walls with old-style maps but been discouraged because they don't fit your minimal and contemporary aesthetic? Enter Cut Maps, the Virginia-based company that creates cartographic representations of cities and states using laser technologies to precisely define borders and streets. The resultant maps offer the illusion of their paper precedents, but with an otherworldly precision only possible in the digital age. 

Cut Maps' products are available in stainless steel and wood, and come either framed – sizes ranging from 5 x 7 inches to 18 x 24 inches – or as variable size wall reliefs depicting individual states and their road networks. The company also created wooden map adorned iPhone cases, state ornaments for the holidays, and offers the opportunity for customers to design and create custom maps of locations that are important to them. Watch the videos below to see how the map intricacies are generated with speed and precision by software driven laser heads. 

Stainless Steel City Maps (5 x 7 inches)

Stainless Steel City Map, 5x7 inches. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Stainless Steel City Map, 5x7 inches. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Stainless Steel City Map, 5 x 7 inches. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Stainless Steel City Map, 5 x 7 inches. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps

Stainless Steel Wall Maps (11 x 14 inches)

Stainless Steel City Map, 11x14 inches. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Stainless Steel City Map, 11x14 inches. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Stainless Steel City Map, 11x14 inches. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Stainless Steel City Map, 11x14 inches. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps

Framed City Maps (18 x 24 inches)

Wood City Map, 18x24 inches. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Wood City Map, 18x24 inches. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps

Oak State Art

Oak State Art, California. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Oak State Art, California. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Oak State Art, New York. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Oak State Art, New York. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps

Cell Phone Cases

Cell Phone Case. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Cell Phone Case. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Cell Phone Case. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps
Cell Phone Case. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps

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Vladimir Gintoff
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Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "Cut Maps Adds Contemporary Precision to Cartographic Objects " 03 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/788828/cut-maps-adds-contemporary-precision-to-cartographic-objects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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