The small collection of Typographic Maps show geographical features only by using text as a visual element. These unique maps accurately depict the streets and highways, parks, neighborhoods, coastlines, and physical features of the city using nothing but type. From a distance each poster appears as an accurate reference map, but at closer inspection one can perceive the thousands of words it comprises.
There have been no automated processes used during the making of these maps, unless the many copying and pasting. Instead, everything was laid out manually, from tracing streets over an OpenStreetMap image, to nudging curved water text, to selectively erasing text to create a woven street pattern.
Via Open Geo Data. Thnkx Matthias.
For those appreciating this sort of work, be sure to also check out Ork Posters.