An interesting form of cartography to say the least! Typographic maps have been around for some time, and only recently was I exposed to the concept. Perhaps my favourite (and quoted by many) are the maps produced by Axis Maps. They produce some of the most jaw-dropping typographic representations of cities that I have ever seen. I particularly like their use of white space (and by use, I mean there isn’t much white space left untouched!). Which leads me to the point of this post. I have been toying with the idea of producing some sort of typographic map and you can see my preliminary result here. Can you identify what I am trying to map? I hope to refine my methodology and produce something worthy for print. Also, once I complete the tutorial on using OpenStreetMap data, I may look into writing a tutorial for creating a simple (yet inherently complex) typographic map.
As a side note, Cartogrammer put out a call for all tutorials on August 1, so that may push me to complete both tutorials for submission! If there is anything you specifically would like to see, let me know by sending an email or leaving a comment below.