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
to look at more. And excuse me, please do, while I wander some dreamstreets of words.