A Toronto of Typography
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A Toronto of Typography

A map of Toronto, made of words.

Ben Brommell's typographic map of Toronto.

It may be a little hard to see in the image above, but that entire map of Toronto, incredibly, is made of words. Different colours and font sizes define the different roadways, neighbourhoods, and landmarks. And the typeface appears to be one in the Toronto Subway series. [UPDATE, 1:57 PM: It’s Futura.]

It’s the work of Ben Brommell, a local film and television student who says he devoted as many as 100 hours of his spare time to the project. He made the map manually in Adobe Illustrator, using a screencapped Google Map as a guide. You can buy prints here. (There’s also a roads-only version, which you can see/get here.)

After the jump, we’ve got a more detailed view of the image: