- Date 16 May 2012
World maps and atlases are beautiful but sometimes difficult to find where everything is. Being a graphic designer I never been great at geography (or maths for that matter). So, when I saw these, I was not only impressed with the concept, but thankful someone had taken it upon themselves to help me learn the countries and cities of the world.
Chicago designer, Nancy McCabe, has stripped down a world map to basically just words. She has left the latitude and longitude lines in to stop it feeling non-map like.
The text size varies depending on the size of the city and the mass amount of words and names creates a truly stunning visual piece.
After seeing this I may try to create a typographic designer map for the UAE. I just need to practice my spelling first.
The maps are available on Esty as limited editions (here) ranging from $150 to $200.