22.04.09 by Jeff

Google Maps Alphabet!

Rhett Dashwood dropped me a line to tell me about his project, Google Maps Typography. Looks like Eric Tabuchi has some competition in the found letters department!

google maps typography letter alphabet

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Robert B Cooper

    Way to steel my idea.

    No really hats off to you. Great work.

  • http://www.okaygreat.com Dylan

    Holy crap.

  • http://www.shapesofsweetness.com Corey Thompson

    That is rad. Wonder how long it took to find all of the letters? Have you seen the junk mail alphabet by Zach Gibson?

  • Jessie Cacciola

    Ha–that’s awesome. The second-to-last reminds me of my high school.

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  • http://pasembur.wordpress.com xumb

    both are awesome, but i’ll give tabuchi more props coz of the 4 years of traveling looking for the trucks. that’s just MAD DEDICATION i tell ya!

    oh and check out this one too. a japanese designer redefines the word ‘urban typography’. AWESOME. http://blog.wired.com/sterling/2009/03/urban-typograph.html

  • http://somethinghere.com Am

    Has Google seen this? They should!

  • http://CreareDesign.co.uk Dape

    There is so much to say about the alphabet its a shame you haven’t put the actual locations of the places and where they are in the world. The Zzzzzzzzz could be better.

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  • http://tisagranicia.blogspot.com tisa


  • http://www.flickr.com/virtuesandvices Virtues and Vices

    Just amazing, too cool ! ! !

  • emily

    AWESOME!! (is there some really obvious purpose to the last one, or an i looking for meaning where there is none)

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  • Hannah

    My sharp-eyed friends noted that the ‘O’ is the MCG and the ‘J’ the is footbridge over the yarra at southbank, both in Melbourne, Australia.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      wow those are some sharp-eyed friends you have haha

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  • http://www.radwafouda.blogspot.com Radz

    Bravo! Bravissimo!

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  • http://www.paoloruiz.com paoruiz

    very nice!

  • tim

    That’s so strange, out of any J shaped object you chose a bridge I walk over every day. I really dig this!

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  • http://www.kingkelly.ca kingkelly

    Is nice, but I cant see the Q

  • http://lawchoy.wordpress.com/ Law Choy

    How clever! I think letter”Q” is the most difficult alphabet to find.
    I like this set of “type” a lot!

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  • http://www.dreammediadesign.co.uk Dream Media Design

    I like the images very inspiring this must have taken forever to put together? it would be perfect if the Z looked more like a Z and not a two in any case its still fantastic work please keep them comming!!!

  • emma

    this is absolutely amazing..

    must have taken ages
    well done!

    im seriously amazed

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