About Dirt Alley Design
We Create the Wall Art We'd Like to Own: Fun, Interactive, Eye-Catching
Inspired by the beauty of street grids and her travels to cities around the world, artist Michelle Chandra invented maze maps in which she transforms street grids into mazes. Each maze map is designed by hand using a city’s street grid data. Our maze art isn't just decorative puzzle art for your home, it's a real map puzzle you can solve (if you dare!)
We use only the best US made materials to create our prints: paper from French Paper Co, and environmentally-friendly, archival inks from Speedball and Jacquard.
Handmade in California, Never Mass Produced
We carefully design our maze prints using the actual street data of cities. Each maze print can take upwards of 50-80 hours to design. The many hours we spend designing each print is a reflection of our commitment to creating unique, thoughtful and original map art.
A Little Bit About Our Founder
Michelle Chandra studied programming, data art and cartography at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program where she earned her Master's degree (that's a fancy way of saying she's got the know-how to make cool map art).
For her Master's Thesis, she created an interactive map visualization that let you see sunrises and sunsets around the world on Instagram in real-time! Her graduate work has been featured in many publications including the Daily Mail, the Washington Post, Engadget, Gizmodo, the Creator’s Project and the Weather Channel.
When Michelle isn't busy designing cool map art, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors and rock climbing.