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It's New To Us: Typographical Maps

By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Oct 13, 2010 2:30PM


Axis Maps is a company that has combined cartography and art with "Typographical Maps. Simply put, these are maps of the city crafted with continuous use of street names and words. The color map is pretty, but the black and white map is stunning. Now that we're working out of the home, we might have to pick up one of these $30 beauties.

Right now the only cities featured in the Typographical Map series are Chicago and Boston, but San Francisco and New York are on the way. Chicago makes sense because the grid system in which the streets are designed gives the mapmakers a lot of room to play with font size and design.