Google Maps Typography

Rhett Dashwood, a graphic designer from Australia has compiled the first Google Maps alphabet, featuring all 26 letters created from satellite images of natural features and buildings. He spent several months beginning October 2008 to April 2009 finding land formations or buildings remeble the letters.

Regarding his project he said, “I put some simple restrictions on my project, like sticking to my home state of Victoria and not manipulating (rotating or Photoshopping) the images in any way”.

“There were no short cuts to finding them, but I did sense patterns emerging the further I searched which helped to guide how long I spent looking in particular areas,” he says. People have now begun emailing him letters on Google Maps from all over the world. [source]

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