CARDIFF-Typomap of Cardiff

A Typomap is a collection of cleverly designed set of maps consisting of countries, cities, seas, and all other topography made out of typeface letters. So essentially :-

Typographic + Map = TypoMap

Here is a famous example that has already been made and gave me the inspiration to create one for my home city of Cardiff.


TYPOMAP from Angel Moreno on Vimeo.

This then brought up it’s own problems – where is the boundary of Canton? Does Trelai actually exist? Are places like Maendy and Mynachdy part of Gabalfa? How far does Cardiff spread now – it may include Radyr but are Tongwynlais and Pentyrch within the boundary? So many questions and I’ve had a good guess at them all. I’m sure people will have views on places included and NOT included. It’s still work in progress and I can easily tweak it if need be.

Cardiff Typo Map

A city’s boundaries are not that recognisable compared to the outline of a country and so as such I’m not sure whether it works as well as it could. I might have to try another one featuring the Counties of Wales next and see if that creates a more visually obvious structure to the design.

Here are two other versions but it’s interesting to see that when I zoomed out a bit and emphasised the red colours – Cardiff becomes a heart shape! I really do loves the ‘diff!

Cardiff TypomapCardiff Typo Map
I loves The 'Diff - Typo Map

And now you know all about the places within Cardiff – try taking the quiz below to see if you can name them all of them in under 10 minutes! It’s a lot harder than you think.
http://www.sporcle.com/games/samcash13593/town-isnt-an-area

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3 Responses to “CARDIFF-Typomap of Cardiff”

  1. That’s great Lee – print some of them on canvas and flog them at a street market!

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  1. Cardiff Canvas Copy? | DJ Leekee Online - October 12, 2012

    […] Back in June, 2012 I created a post featuring a ‘Typomap of Cardiff’ which is still available to view here:- https://djleekee.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/cardiff-typomap-of-cardiff/ […]

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