dirk schächter: typomaps
 
dirk schächter: typomaps
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.

dirk schächter: typomaps double-sided

dirk schächter: typomaps in dark blue

dirk schächter: typomaps in light blue

  • Why there is no Taiwan on the map?????

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

    rangzen
  • 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
  • Where’s Tibet!

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

    Typomaps
  • 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
  • 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
  • where can i buy this, i love this.

    ideesimple
  • It’s great, but…
    Why there is no Taiwan on the map?

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

    http://pentagram.com/en/new/2009/10/unodc-maps.php

    Observerant Designer

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