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Joakim Dahlqvist: Aristide and Podalida

Published on 21 Sep 2010.

An artificial kingdom, Joakim Dahlqvist's epic pen and ink drawings of imaginary lands - Aristide and Podalida - two extraordinarily complex cityscapes that blur the forms of contemporary architecture […] with intense doodling. Dahlqvist describes the images as part of a 'self-initiated study of superdense cities', and they belong to that literary and artistic tradition of the utopia, a place defined through the eyes of am unfamiliar visitor.

--things magazine

The original drawings are about 9 by 6 meters in size. You can navigate them online via a Google Maps interface.