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Typographic Beauty

There was a time, not all that long ago, when graphic design was created without the aid of a computer. These hand-designed-and-lettered maps from the Sanborn Map Company are a wonderful example of what can be accomplished with a careful, steady, and highly-skilled hand. The detail, flair, and typographic artistry in these pieces is breathtaking, and especially remarkable being that they were commissioned in service of something as prosaic as a fire insurance map! Please enjoy the samples below, or visit this site for more.

 

Sanborn Lousiville Map

 

Sanborn Richmond City of New York

 

Sanborn Washington D.C. Map

 

And there’s even a more local example:

Sanborn Cripple Creek Map

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