Gorgeous Vintage-Style Postcards Created from Google Maps

The images you’ll find at Postcards from Above look like someone’s treasure trove of postcards from a bygone era — faded, stamped, with worn borders or rounded edges. Many have a retro-futuristic feel, featuring airports and highways and fortress-like industrial complexes. In fact, they’re entirely the products of 21st-century technology. The Tumblr is the work of BBDO NY art director Akos Papp, who sources his aerial photos from Google Maps and edits them to create the impression of a vintage postcard. Click through for a gallery of excellent Postcards from Above, which we discovered via Visual News, and keep track of the project by following it on Tumblr.

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