Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Accidental Typography of Google Maps [Google Maps]


Google Maps is many things: It's a rabble-rouser; a penis repository; a rare physics phenomenon; not to mention a library of deer carnage and terrifying Americana. Now, with this guy's help, it's also a type foundry.

Mr Dashwood spent months gathering all the letters of the alphabet, accumulating a collection that ranges from passable to perfect. These letters were spotted in Victoria, Australia, but the concept would work anywhere—if its citizens have the time and dedication to find it, then any country, state or city can have its own regional Google Maps font. [RhettDashwood via TodayandTomorrow]