Cyclist Makes Art from Weird Chicago Intersections

In artist Peter Gorman's new map-based print, 20 diagonal road junctions look like snowflakes and dancing figures.
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The Flat Iron Arts Building at Milwaukee, Damen, and North

The Flat Iron Arts Building at Milwaukee, Damen, and North

Chicago's notorious diagonal intersections are frustrating for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike--but as a new artistic map shows, they're also visually fascinating. Seattle artist Peter Gorman's cycling trip across the country a few years ago inspired him to make art out of the U.S.'s odd road junctions. In his view, Belmont, Lincoln, and Ashland resembles a snowflake, and Clark, Ridge, and Thorndale looks like a couple dancing.

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