Cartographic Typography

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S CARTOGRAPHIC TYPEFACES

It seems like forever that I have loved the maps from National Geographic. Long after I kept the magazines I would hold on to the tip in maps or map pages. The typography had a hand drawn quality even into the phototype. A bit of that quality is seems lost with the more modern quality of the map drawing.


Here's a little story on the history of the cartographic typography. The beauty of letters. Beauty and information hand in hand.

 

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