This map accurately depicts the streets and highways, parks, neighborhoods, coastlines, and physical features of Los Angeles using nothing but type. Every single piece of type was manually placed, a process that took hundreds of hours to complete.
It shows the southern half of the City of Los Angeles as well as the South Bay area, including the beach cities of Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Santa Monica. The Pacific Ocean is depicted using a mixture of our standard typography and Webdings (surf's up!). We didn't forget the classic Hollywood sign either: look for it in its unique Hollywood Hills font. This map also features the only inset map to date, focusing on the downtown area of Los Angeles.
The map is based on place names and geography as they appear in Open Street Map.
These are offset prints on 100lb stock (semigloss finish).