David Hanauer creates these amazing carpets, of patterned landscape, from screenshots taken from Google Earth. A bird’s eye view is taken over various cities and countries, from New York to the Arctic, and then reproduced and repeated to represent a pattern. The Munich-born designer took inspiration from traditional Persian carpets, with their ornate decoration, to form a project of 21st Century carpets, that combines ideas of identity, google and architecture. The aerial photography is transformed from town-planning and urban architecture into abstract designs, that are themselves beautiful.
Images: David Hanauer