The artist, Clement Valla, is infringing on the copyrights of Google and the satellite imagery corporations which supplied the imagery. By cropping out the copyright information he is further violating the law. Its not too difficult to adjust the terrain feature on Google Earth to produce these, but to attempt to sell them is just dumb and any people who buy his postcards need to download Google Earth and make the postcards themselves. Apartment Therapy should not entertain artists who are violating international copyright law. If you like this type of design, check out Nikolas Schiller's Geospatial Art. From what I'm told, he doesn't use copyrighted imagery.
Clement Valla: Postcards from Google Earth
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