This map accurately depicts the streets and highways, parks, neighborhoods, coastlines, and physical features of Madison, WI using nothing but type. Every single piece of type was manually placed, a process that took hundreds of hours to complete.
The map features Madison's unique isthmus between Lakes Monona and Mendota. The lakes consist of woven, wave-like text, while colorful background text labels the city's neighborhoods on land. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, including its Lakeshore Nature Preserve and prominent Picnic Point, occupies the western part of the map, which extends from there to the Schenk-Atwood neighborhood on the east side.
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).