After 16 months, artist Mark Webber has finished his latest super-sized linocut map. This time it’s of Berlin. And now he just needs to find a steamroller to help him print it…
In 2009, Webber completed a giant typographic linocut of Paris which he finally, after much searching, managed to print in London. (We covered his progress here; you can see his work on maps for London and Amsterdam on his site.)
Now, after two months spent on research in Berlin, nine months of design work and five months spent carving streetnames and districts (backwards of course) into the lino on his studio floor, Webber’s huge map of the German city is now complete. All 3.4m by 1.7m of it.
The artist is currently looking into obtaining a steamroller to press the print in Reading, where he lives. Webber says he has already sourced a roll of paper to the size of 2.1m by 50m.
We’ll keep you posted on his progress. In the meantime, check out his pictures on Facebook and Flickr, and watch a timelapse film five months in the making. More of his ambitious work at markandrewwebber.com.
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