Viewed together, these colorful and impressionistic maps depict the organic, evolving nature of the urban landscape.
Charles Labanowski creates hundreds of stylized city maps, and the 483 maps he's put together so far are both an accurate reflection of the actual topography of places and impressionistic in what they depict.
Maps are at the intersection of so many interesting things," he says. "For one, they are a beautiful combination of organic and unplanned, and inorganic and planned growth—sort of a constantly evolving, living history. They can also be emotionally evocative—whether it’s reminding you of some past experience or inspiring a desire to travel and explore a new place."