24" x 36" Poster
This map accurately depicts the streets and highways, parks, neighborhoods, coastlines, and physical features of Boston using nothing but type. Every single piece of type was manually placed, a process that took hundreds of hours to complete.
The map shows the central Boston area, including the inner neighborhoods of the city proper, and parts of Cambridge, Somerville, and other towns across the Charles River. The first of our typographic maps, the Boston map has some notably different styles from the rest. Parks and water comprise relatively small, densely spaced text, and neighborhood and town names are repeated in the background to create what, from a distance, appear as lightly colored fills.
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).