Making Art out of America's Interstates

They may not be pretty to drive, but they sure are nice to look at from afar. Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan profiles the work of aerial photographer Peter Andrew, who captures the beauty in America's Interstate System.
August 16, 2012, 10am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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With such innocuous and organic names as cloverleafs, braids, and stacked diamonds, it's easy to forget that the elements comprising America's 47,000 mile Interstate Highway System represent "some of our best and worst attributes as a country." For aerial photographer Peter Andrew, the often crumbling connective tissue of the vast American landscape is a source of inspiration and beauty.

"I was drawn to these structures because they are easily overlooked and yet ubiquitous to most western cities," Andrew tells Co.Design. "Cars flow over the highway junctions like the concrete arteries in the city's cardiovascular system."

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Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Fast Company Co.Design
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