If antique maps are the classic standby and Ork Posters are approaching their saturation point, Karen M. O’Leary’s black-and-white map cuts and city prints offer a striking new take on maps-as-art. Her handmade paper cuts are mesmerizingly intricate, featuring interconnected aerial views of cities like Seattle, Paris, Singapore, and New York. While the labor-intensive cutout versions can be prohibitively pricey for some (the Manhattan version is $425), those on a budget can opt for O’Leary’s affordable city prints, which convey a similar graphic effect for a fraction of the price. The prints span cities from Prague to Philly, laid out across single sheets or diptychs.
City Prints by StudioKMO, $22 each, at SupermarketHQ.com