this workshop saw us looking at the maps of london and creating our own one using only type.
once i had made a handful of roads in type, i made a concious decision to differentiate the larger main roads to the smaller ones and the side streets by using different weights of the font and also different point size.
what i did keep variable was the kerning of the text to fill up the size of the road. i didnt want to strech the type.
once complete i looked at other colours but decided on red as alot of other students chose this as well and kept something similar
The above is my first effort at mapping london in type!!
i did enjoy this workshop. i enjoyed practicing digital skills and reminding me how to use them. I dont think i will be taking this further, not like this. i didnt get as excited as i did in some other workshops as thers still alot i want to experiment with
but we'll see what happens, i might get another idea triggered by another workhop.