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Chartis Graphein


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Nancy McCabe



Graphic Arts Studio

Constellations of white ink on black paper create a world of typography so mesmerizing you’ll have to be careful not to get lost.  



Typeforce 2 Show / Self-promotion

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Number of Colors

2 (white and silver)


1 gloss (latitude & longitude lines)



This piece is available for purchase for $170 + Shipping

Chartis Graphein
Chartis Graphein
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Project Description

I think it's safe to say most designers are obsessed with maps and charts. I've wanted to create my own version of a world map ever since I was in college. The idea for creating a purely typographic map came as a submission for the typography based art show in Chicago, called Typeforce.

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Double checking everything.”

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

November 1, 2012


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