Monday, April 5, 2010

Map Font

Today's map is from a series of posters that were part of collaborative project with Scalacolore (Scalacolore is a Design Community based in Verona – Italy). The concept was:
Take a letter of an alphabet, looking for a selection of 10 cities in the world that starts with this letter, say which languages are spoken in these places, say where are you from and which is your language. It was a research project around the concept of the TRAVELLING.
This map appears to me a mash up of cities starting with the letter F, including Falmouth (US not UK), Fohnsdorf, Austria, Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Folgaria, Italy. Can anyone recognize or make out any of the details. Perhaps my Italian carto-friends have more info?

(click on image for larger version)

Wouldn't it be fun to have an entire alphabet font made up of maps?

HT to Michelle



At Friday, April 09, 2010 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

Hmmm.... at this scale, it's hard to see how the cities fit into it.... I like the mashed-up nature of it, though, with New Guinea and New Zealand in the crossbar, Australia at the top hook, South America at the bottom tail, and so on.


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