dirk schächter: typomaps
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oct 28, 2010

dirk schächter: typomaps

‘typomaps’ by dirk schächter

german designer dirk schächter has created typomaps,which is exactly what it sounds like: a map that combines the elements of geography with typography. the shape and size of the countrys’ names are set to correspond with the respective land mass. to attain a level of likeness that couldn’t be achieved with automatically generated computer program, each letter is carefully handset. dark blue on one side and light blue on the other, the double-sided poster uses helvetica neue black condensed as its font of choice.


in dark blue

in light blue

  • I like it but am sure that Pentagram produced almost exactly the same design quite recently.


    Observerant Designer says:
  • It’s great, but…
    Why there is no Taiwan on the map?

    Taiwanese says:
  • where can i buy this, i love this.

    ideesimple says:
  • I love it… but where is Scotland on this? We are not just part of the UK… We are a country in our own right. With our own culture and our own history. We are nothing like the English.

    Jolt says:
  • Love the light blue version! gives you an immediate impression of how vast each country is physically. Great job!

    Sorry to the Scottish person – but Scotland is part of UK, like Wales and England. Anyway it is an artwork not a accurate diagram.

    Stu says:
  • @ideesimple: you can buy it on our site http://www.typomaps.net.
    Worldwide shipping is free!

    Typomaps says:
  • Where’s Tibet!

    blah says:
  • Plagiarized from [url=http://harajukumatt.deviantart.com/art/ONE-PLANET-VERSION-3-97960685]this[/url]. Look through this guy’s gallery and you’ll see he posted his original piece back in 2007.

    concerned says:
  • i like the idea… but yea, seriously, wish Tibet/Taiwan were there on the map as well.

    rangzen says:
  • Why there is no Taiwan on the map?????

    hielo says:
  • The World is wonderful including Taiwan on earth. There should be TAIWAN on the map.

    Tai-wan-ren says:
  • where is TAIWAN???

    Formosa says:
  • Sadly, some countries are absent…

    Chieh says:

    HA! says:
  • Singapore?

    C says:
  • I want to buy this as a poster! How?

    Mason says:

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