25.07.08 by Jeff

Where On Earth Is Waldo?

Martin Handford is the illustrator and creator of those Waldo books that you used to lay on the floor and stare at until you had the texture of the carpet tattooed onto your elbows. He just put this illustration (below) into one of his books. Do you recognize it? If not, you don’t know who Melanie Coles is, and you somehow didn’t hear about her amazing art project: Where On Earth Is Waldo?

The project is so fabulous it is entitled to two images before the “more” button (amazing, I know). Melanie’s graduate project was to turn Google maps into a giant page from a Where’s Waldo book. She and her cohorts painted a giant Waldo and placed it on the top of an unknown building in Vancouver and waited for it to be photographed by Google’s satellite.

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