Jerry’s Map

18 August 2013ArtsVideo

The Huffington Post:

In 1963, a man named Jerry Gretzinger began sketching and painting a map for a fictional world, populated by land masses and buildings that originated in his mind. Every day he would add to the expanding map, crafting green spaces and neighborhoods that eventually grew into made-up cities like “Plaeides” and “Ukrainia.”


Fast forward 50 years and Michigan-born Gretzinger is still working on that same map. The dedicated cartographer has turned a single sheet of obsessive drawings into a massive, 2,000-foot artwork known as Jerry’s Map. It’s the subject of a touching documentary by Gregory Whitmore, available on Vimeo for all to see.

Watch the short documentary and then explore Jerry’s Map.