Preface: I am a total geek and I have stopped caring who knows it. With that out of the way, one of my favorite things in the world to do is study old maps. And my favorite part of old maps are the titles! I told you, total… geek.
I’ve always been amazed at how much attention used to go into the details of these hand-drawn works of art. These days all we do is send a satellite up into space, or someone out to drive around and snap pictures of our streets – and don’t get me wrong, that’s pretty neat for other reasons. But Google streetview ain’t got nuthin on this. Go ahead, geek out…
(UPDATE: The image shown above is now available to order.)
Psst… your glasses are sliding down your nose 😉
Tags: art, cartography, design, graphic design, hand lettering, map typography, maps, old maps, Rochester, Rochester NY, type, typography
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