This Informative Invention by Nancy McCabe Turns Geographic Names into Art

By: Jordan M - Published: Mar 15, 2011 • References: designahoy & thisiscolossal
Maps are tools used to help you understand where various locations are in relation to each other, but this typographic world map by Nancy McCabe twists that convention slightly by making the destinations themselves part of a larger picture.

Available in either a straight up, text-based version or a watercolor one, Nancy’s typographic world map is a stunning recreation of the earth and its continents through the use of thousands of city names. In fact, the map is so accurate that there are even blank areas in sparsely populated areas like the Saharan Desert, northern Canada and Siberia.

Without a doubt, Nancy’s typographic world map took a veritable marathon of effort, so definitely do yourself a favor and check it out as soon as you can. Stats for Typographic World Maps Trending: Older & Mild
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