Typographic Maps

Axis Maps has produced two beautiful maps of Boston and Chicago using nothing but type:

Created as a labor of love, these unique maps accurately depict the streets and highways, parks, neighborhoods, coastlines, and physical features of the city using nothing but type. Only by manually weaving together thousands upon thousands of carefully placed words does the full picture of the city emerge. Every single piece of type was manually placed, a process that took hundreds of hours to complete for each map.

More on the process can be found on their blog. Prints are available for sale, and maps of other cities including New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. are coming soon, according to the blog.

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