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This Chicago typographic map is a brilliant design. From the street names that make the streets themselves to the representation of parks and Lake Michigan, it's an exquisite use of typefaces.


The company's artists manipulate words to express physical locations and to show distinctions between coastlines, avenues, neighborhoods and other indicators found on more traditional maps.

The Atlantic

It’s a thoroughly intuitive way to visualize cities.

Fast Company

These typographic maps by Axis Maps take locating a destination to a whole new level.

Design Milk

Cartography group Axis Maps continues their run of mapping goodness with their typographic maps. Grab the large size for maximum goodness.

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