A city’s street plan isn’t just the canvas that we paint our lives on — it’s a work of art on its own. This is true regardless whether the avenues and thoroughfares were meticulously arranged into an anal-retentive grid, or whether they just, ahem, happened over time as residents sprawled away from the centre of town.
If you need any confirmation of this, just check out these beautiful abstract renderings of city plans by Etsy User JazzberryBlue. They look like they could be blocky minimalist paintings rather than maps. Besides the maps of New York and New Dehli, the artist offers wonderful maps of Milan, Los Angeles, New Dehli, and Paris. At $US30 a pop, the 33cm x 33cm prints are a beautiful way to bring the style of the streets inside. [Esty via DesignTaxi]