Custom topographic relief map for stone cartography art installation
AlphaPixel and Red Geographics partnered to create a spectacular large relief map of the United States, to be machine etched into polished black stone and hand painted with hydrography features for an artistic installation for a private client.
Stone Innovations of Wisconsin led the project and performed the installation.
This is the physically largest map project we’ve ever produced, and it called for novel hill shading and lighting techniques to ensure the relief would look correct when etched in light colors against a dark stone matrix. The final result is a benchmark for the quality of large, detailed maps and would love stunning in any corporate environment.