The German artist Aram Bartholl has decided to give a new life to the pins used in Google Maps to show the location of a place. They have been materialized into a monumental piece of art.
You can not escape these pins if you use Google Maps. They are red and black, and rounded. You even do not know their names in other languages. These ubiquitous creatures are the symbols chosen by Google Maps to show the location of an address or a city. Their design echoes the round head pins once used to place markings on a map, just like war movies or the US detective series of the 80’s. German artist Aram Bartholl therefore wanted to re-materialize these pins in real life. Hence, he has created”Map“, a monumental work which is 6 meters high and uses same proportionate scale as in Google Maps pictograms . The work is designed to blend perfectly with the Google Maps icon, when you zoom to the max with the Satellite view.