Saturday, 28 April 2012

Map Symbols

Been thinking about traditional forms of representation in maps. How block colour, symbolism and line converge to create an understandable topography.
On my journey around the internet found these incredible examples of Latvian maps from the 1920s.
They remind me a little of A Humument by Tom Phillips.

Land Use | Latvia | 1920s

Vegetation and Land Use | Latvia | 1920s

Bridges / Rivers | Latvia | 1920s

1 comment:

  1. oh my, that site has continous scrolling. dangerous.