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07
December
2012

Sanborn maps

posted in Vintage   Friday, 07 December 2012 from Anomalie Coffee, Ubud, Bali / Indonesia listening Yodelice
I do not remember where I have found all these Sanborn maps... for whose who do not know, as wikipedia says "Sanborn Maps is an American publisher of historical and current maps of U.S. cities and towns that were initially created to estimate fire insurance liabilities. The company's maps are frequently used for preservation and restoration efforts."
 
The font work on the covers are simply ... masterpieces...
 
Sanborn Type maps www.mr-cup.com
 
Sanborn Type maps www.mr-cup.com
 
Sanborn Type maps www.mr-cup.com
 
Sanborn Type maps www.mr-cup.com
 
Sanborn Type maps www.mr-cup.com
 
Sanborn Type maps www.mr-cup.com
 
Sanborn Type maps www.mr-cup.com
 
Sanborn Type maps www.mr-cup.com
 
Sanborn Type maps www.mr-cup.com
 
If you want to know more :
 
I use some part of these maps for one of the page of the 2012 letterpress calendar, and Kevin Cantrell did this amazing tibute poster.
 
I this this post could be a source for all the informations about these maps... Please post your info, article, link as a comment to this post...
 

Comments (4)

  • Mr CUP

    Mr CUP

    07 December 2012 at 13:26 |
    Much more found on pinterest and repinned here http://pinterest.com/mrcup/vintage/
  • Stacey

    Stacey

    07 December 2012 at 15:03 |
    What wonderful hand drawn type. I love old pieces of graphic design, it is just so tactile and such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your collection.
  • Orion Johnson

    Orion Johnson

    07 December 2012 at 15:32 |
    Those are stunningly beautiful! I'd love to track down some prints and display these in my home.
  • Andrew Mcivor

    Andrew Mcivor

    10 December 2012 at 14:42 |
    Inspirational designs. Prints would look great!

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