Nick Clapson - 6 days ago
37-foot long iPad (app)
LAST year saw the release of an astonishing piece of work by Matteo Pericoli who incredibly (and, some say, obsessively) documented twenty miles of London's Thames riverbank, from Hammersmith Bridge to the Millennium Dome... in freehand pen and ink drawings! The book, entitled London Unfurled, was created from over 6,000 photographs taken over a fortnight, which were then painstakingly recreated over two years, and has been produced as a 37-foot long, accordion-format publication. The detail is astonishing, particularly when viewed as a total work, including 1,343 buildings, 27,180 windows, and 2,262 waves!
An iPad app has also been created which seamlessly scrolls through the whole drawing, flipping from North to South banks, allowing the viewer to zoom in on the incredible detail (think Houses of Parliament!) and scrub from place to place, as well as read background information and listen to audio (speech and sound effects).
An amazing feat, however you look at it – printed or digital. More here.