All Streets

Ben Fry, 2008

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  • The poster is 24″ tall and 36″ wide, and is offset printed in two colors on 100lb Finch Opaque Bright White.
  • One of each:

  • For orders within the United States, shipping via USPS Priority Mail will be added at checkout. We regret that we cannot accept international orders at this time.
  • Proceeds from the sale of All Streets will be donated to charity. Read more about how we pick them.

All Streets consists of 240 million individual road segments. No other features — no outlines, cities, or types of terrain — are marked, yet canyons and mountains emerge as the roads course around them, and sparser webs of road mark less populated areas. More details can be found here, with additional discussion of the previous version here.

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A detail of the West Coast shows the relative lack of roads in mountainous areas, punctuated by the densely populated Bay Area.
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Roadless terrain forms the topography of the Appalachian Mountains.
Prints to be proofed emerge from this end of the offset press. During the run, the posters are pulled and checked for consistent ink density.
Prints to be proofed emerge from this end of the offset press. During the run, the posters are pulled and checked for consistent ink density.
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Katy takes a closer look at the ink gain in the most detailed spots of the map.