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    Department of happy concatenation

    Two of the categories on the bookmarks bar of my lovely lappy are: abc and maps. So just imagine how I’d feel if somebody came along and made art that combines typography and cartography. Just imagine the jumping up and down and squealing like a girl I’d do, if not literally (altho’ quite possibly literally), then certainly figuratively.

    Happily for me, combining those two -ographys is exactly what Mark Andrew Webber is doing with his linocut typographic city maps. And I am enchanted, for real and true. Maps are just so irresistible, both for the delicious possibility written on them and also as objects of pure æsthetic delight. And letters … letters … almost nothing shivers me up more than letters and the beautiful wordbabies they make when they get together in joyous joinance. So, maps plus words … :::insert le dreamy sigh here::: … well, they make a happy concatenation indeed.

    So look at the images here, then pop by www.markandrewwebber.com or www.flickr.com/photos/markandrewwebber to look at more. And excuse me, please do, while I wander some dreamstreets of words.

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    New York lino print by Mark Andrew Webber, via www.markandrewwebber.com
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    New York lino carving by Mark Andrew Webber, via www.markandrewwebber.com
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    London lino print by Mark Andrew Webber, via www.markandrewwebber.com
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    Amsterdam lino print by Mark Andrew Webber, via www.markandrewwebber.com
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    London linocut by Mark Andrew Webber, via www.flickr.com/photos/markandrewwebber
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    Paris map close up by Mark Andrew Webber, via www.flickr.com/photos/markandrewwebber
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    Working on the Paris map, via www.markandrewwebber.com
    4 Comments

    dooood i need to get that top one. (also it makes me laugh that this mark person exists in a workspace very similar to my own, bahaa.)

    rache added these words on Jul 23 09 at 9:34 am

    I want all of them. And I want Mr. Webber to keep adding to the series. Cos this is seriously such a killer project it needs to not end any time soon.

    Katy added these words on Jul 23 09 at 9:39 am

    Have a look at Paula Scher’s maps. Equally stunning handmade typo/carto-graphy. (go to works / paintings).

    W added these words on Aug 24 09 at 11:01 am

    I know Paula Scher’s work well and like it muchly indeed. And if you dig this sort of stuff, then I cannot recommend the book You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination highly enough. Completely entrancing, from beginning to end.

    admin added these words on Aug 28 09 at 9:16 am



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