The Famous Grids of Iconic Cities, Deconstructed and Remixed
Great metropolises, dissected and tidied up.
By Maria Popova
Some of the world’s most iconic cities define themselves by their famous grids. So what happens to the sense, notion, and identity of a city if the grid were dissolved and rearranged? That’s exactly what French artist Armelle Caron explores in her playful series “Everything Tidy,” doing to cities what Ursus Wehrli does to art — deconstructing the familiar grid representations into “tidy” graphic anagrams of famous metropolises.
Published October 3, 2012