Monday, November 24, 2008

Air Lines

I was pretty excited to find this today via the Elle Decoration blog. Artist Mario Freese explains his work: Air Lines is an art project showing worldwide airliner routes. Every single scheduled flight on any given day is reresented by a fine line from it's point of origin to it's port of destination. Thereby forming a net of thousands of lines. Hubs like JFK, FRA or DXB turn into dark knots where lines meet, lesser served local services are only are a subtle hint.

My dad has worked for the FAA for a million years and has a hobby-like interest in informationalesque graphics, so I thought it was the perfect Christmas present for him. I'm pretty excited to see it in person. I'll have to force myself to wrap it up and give it to him instead of hanging it on my own wall.

1 comment:

Cara said...

That's really cool. I bet he'll love it (: