World Alphabet Map

Typographic World Map - MediterraneanTypographic maps – maps built entirely from the written word -seem to be ten a penny these days.

Taylor Hayward’s clever spin on the idea is to use individual characters in a world map constructed from the alphabet each country uses. Described as a labor of love the map comprises 10,000 characters in 25 fonts, and apparently took about 100 hours to put together – Wow!

Check out the full map images on Taylor’s blog.   Or in this zoomable, map (MS Silverlight required)

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One Response to World Alphabet Map

  1. Emre says:

    Greece and Turkey has the wrong alphabets. Greece looks like it has latin and Turkey looks like it has Greek, it should be reverse.

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