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Hi All,

I am working on some research on "Typography and Map Design" in the 20th C and in particular looking at typographic design for electronic maps. This would include choice of typefaces, sizing, anti-aliasing, etc. All those things to think about when designing the lettering on a map.

Does anyone know of good sources (website, book, journal article) on the history or practice of typography for maps in electronic display? Maybe just a good book or two on typographic for the web if anyone has a suggestion there.

I've done the usual Google searches and come up with lots of info on typography for print and sites such as:

http://www.richardph.../maps/type.html
http://www.typebrewer.com

I have the usual Cartographic Textbooks which include some info on typographic design, I also have quite a bit of other stuff for typographic design in general for printed map products. Any help is much appreciated. I will be sharing this research at the next NACIS conference (or maybe next year).

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Alex,

I would suggest posting a similar question to typophile.com if you have not already done so.

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Alex,

I would suggest posting a similar question to typophile.com if you have not already done so.

mg


Good idea. I found an interesting thread there in my research that mentions some interesting fonts, especially some "reverse slant" fonts used in German maps:

http://typophile.com/node/30747

I don't know of much use of reverse slant typefaces in the U.S., has anyone seen any?
Alex Tait
VP, International Mapping, Ellicott City, MD, USA




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