The artist has turned maps of major cities into eye-catching, kaleidoscope-like creations, using a different, limited palette of colours for each print. They are literally “colour blocked,” with each city block in a solid colour. These city maps make it striking how uniquely each city is laid out — some like New York and San Francisco are based on a stricter grid, while London takes on a more organic pattern, and Jerusalem is marked by unusually curvy roads. Each work is an abstract design, without the names and symbols typically found on a map.
Jazzberry Blue is a self-taught artist who lives in Toronto, Canada. “Art is my main form of communication and it is a true honour to know that I am not just talking to myself,” he says.