[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]
BERG have created a horizonless projection of Manhattan–a new kind of city map that lets you see where you are and where you’re going. Called Here & There, the project consists of two maps that look uptown from 3rd and 7th, and downtown from 3rd and 35th, intended to be seen at those same places, putting the viewer simultaneously above the city and in it where he/she stands, both looking down and looking forward.
It looks like the prints were made to be displayed on a wall as a collector’s item or a work of art rather than to be put to practical use: each print is individually numbered, printed with a silk finish, produced in a limited run of 1,000 uptown prints and 1,000 downtown prints, and according to BERG’s blog, they are not currently planning a reprint. The maps are now being exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.
What would Here & There look like driving round Manhattan? Video below.