Typographic Maps

Axis Maps recently announced the release of their mapping / art project aptly titled Typographic Maps and I’m swooning. These unique maps accurately depict the streets and highways, parks, neighborhoods, coastlines, and physical features of downtown Chicago and Boston 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.”

Take a look at thier blog to see how these maps were made or buy a poster-sized print for $30, I know I’m going to!