Cartography : The Type Desk

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My New Favorite Maps →

These typographic maps are the real deal. Although typographic maps are not a new idea, few are created manually. Even fewer possess the degree of quality seen here.


Isle of Tune →

Isle of Tune is “a music sequencer for the modern colonial”…


On Maps Made of Words and Automated Design →

Aegir Hallmunder on typographic maps and wether automated design is good or bad.

How Globes Are Made

How Globes Are Made →

“The 2007 exhibition Mapping Chicago: The Past and the Possible looked at Replogle Globes, Inc., which has been turning maps into globes in Chicago for over 77 years. Replogle is the world’s largest globe manufacturer. Watch to discover how globes are made.”


Crumpled City Map by Emanuele Pizzolorusso →

“It just takes 2 seconds to open and close this innovative soft map.”


Flight Path Visualizations by Aaron Koblin →

“This work was originally developed as a series of experiments for the project “Celestial Mechanics” by colleagues Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne at UCLA. FAA data was parsed and plotted using the Processing programming environment. The frames were composited with Adobe After Effects and/or Maya.” —Aaron Koblin, creator of this great work.