How Google Maps' Back to the Future Pegman was created

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Doc Brown turned out to be the perfect guide for such a project

When Google decided to incorporate historical images into its brilliant Street View, and got B-Reel involved, you knew it was going to lead to something exciting. The idea to transform Google Maps' 'Pegman' into Doc Emmett Brown from classic time-travelling movie Back to the Future is utter genius, and rubber-stamps Google Maps' playful feel as you travel through time via Street View's brilliant new feature.

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.