Tacoma Typographical Map

December 21, 2010

Today Yesterday, I stumbled on a post by someone on reddit/r/seattle about a map of north tacoma that he made, using typography to draw out the map. Typographic maps are not a new thing, but can be very beautiful when done properly. For some examples, check out http://www.axismaps.com/typographic.php.

This is what the big map looks like:

It's pretty incredible. Here's a couple more close crops:

This poster is available on zazzle.com to purchase, in multiple sizes. Prices start at $18 for a small version, and go all the way up to $63 for a massive 52"×33" poster. I'm planning on getting one for myself, because it's just too cool to pass up.

Purchase link

Edit: Also, since yesterday, I noticed the author signed up on feedtacoma.com and started a discussion about this project here.

Full disclosure: I have no affiliation with the author, nor do I receive any kickbacks from zazzle, I just think this is double-plus awesome.