Type map

Published:  May 17, 2011
Type map

A visually pleasing alternative to the usual topographical map of Australia, Bold and Noble, present the typographical map of Australia. Each print is hand pulled onto 100% recycled card.

WIN: Kindred Gifts have 1 sheer slate type map to give away. To be in line to win, just leave a comment below by 5pm Friday 20 May 2011. The competition is only open to Australian residents.

As a special offer and exclusive to desktop readers, use the code DSKTOP15 to receive a discount when purchasing the map online on Kindred Gifts’ site.


109 Responses

  1. Great job, Interesting interpretation.

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  4. Cain

    I saw the Los Angeles one of these in my friend’s apartment. It’s such a unique and clever idea.

  5. Trav

    Good one.

  6. Raelene Graham

    Would love to win this for my six year old son,he’s totally obsessed with maps!

  7. Mark Keevers

    I wonder if ‘Bogans Gate’ in NSW is in there?

  8. Oh my lord I hope I am the lucky one to win – superb.


  9. Jessica morrison

    Oh pretty! 1000 times Better than the stupid NZ Paua Shell Picture my friend has in her house! Aussie all the way

  10. Julian Hutton

    This is fantastic! Would do wonders on my wall… ;)

  11. My hometown Inverell didn’t make the cut. Oh wells. It’s still ace :)

  12. Am moving OS soon, this would be great to have to remind me that I still call Australia home.

  13. This is amazing, would look nice on my bedroom wall!

  14. Yes Please! I need some fantastic art to pretty up my wall :)

  15. I would love to have this in my living room.

  16. OH! DO WANT! Would look lovely in my studio!!

  17. Lauren

    Well, this truely demolishes my typographic map. Lol.

  18. Henry

    Bendigo, next to Melbourne; where it should be!!

  19. Francine

    Perth’s on the map! Yay!

  20. Byron

    The map looks great, good to see Geelong makes the cut.

  21. Daniel

    For a type geek like me, this makes me purr… just a little bit.

    I would be interested to know what made the designers select this particular font. Whether they just chose a generic font, or it signifies ‘Australian-ness’ in some way? I easily imagine a map with each country being displayed using a font that can easily and visually be associated with their individual culture.

    I am sure that would make the ’3 fonts per page’ gang amongst us revolt!

    Great work though.

  22. Aileen

    ‘I do! I do! I do!’ I say vehemently as I jump up & down in my seat. Reminds me of Stephen Fry’s Kinetic Typography – Language


  23. Brian Cooney

    This would look bloody beaut up on the wall.

  24. K.S.

    Nice one! So much more considered than those seen-it-everywhere tram-roll posters!

  25. awesome design, clever inputs!

  26. Exactly my ‘Type’ of thing!

  27. Teena

    This is such a cool pressie for my parents who are just about to go on a trip around Australia!! I would love to win one!

  28. Chelsea

    This is b-e-a-utiful! Thanks for the post!

  29. chris martin

    wow, impressive :)

  30. Andrew

    Simply beautiful!

  31. Jennifer

    Definitely need one of these. Such a sweet idea.

  32. Erin

    this is awesome. typography is awesome. to have the patience to create this is awesome. winning this would be awesome.

  33. Bec

    Perfect gift for my friend who is just about to move overseas – a little bit of Australia they can take with them.

  34. Simple, Timeless… Melbourne should be bigger!

  35. Would LUUURRRVVVEEE it – and I’m feeling lucky! ;)

  36. Effie Bakkalis

    This would look simply perfect in my study!

  37. I’ve been overseas for a while and this poster is making the prospect of coming home that little bit easier…

  38. Brenton Lau

    This is sweet. Would definitely love to have this at my place :)

  39. ps. I think would even paint my fireplace white so it’s showcase just like in the photo…. ;)

  40. Andrew Knights


    Keep up the great work.

  41. Lou

    Love it! PICK ME!!

  42. Rebecca

    Pity my little country town of “Cohuna” isn’t on there, but still, how cool!

  43. How can you include rockingham and not mandurah! blasphemous… i want it anyway ;)

  44. this is the “type” of map I would love to hang on my wall =)

  45. Matt

    Ah. Poor Tasmania.

  46. Michelle

    love being an aussie and love this poster!

  47. Great work!! Would love to see it close up and in the flesh or card… so here’s hoping.

  48. oh btw it’s my birthday on the day you pick the draw :)

  49. Great design, would love to see more.

  50. Sarah

    Woohoooo! I’ve seen the many of Manhattan but not Aus!

    Hoorah! I’d love to put this up above my desk!

    Thanks guys!

  51. Sarah

    Love it! Would definitely love to add it to my wall!

  52. Awesome map! Love it.

  53. Stunning artwork, this would be a sophisticated addition to any wall!

  54. I’d have to be the biggest ‘australia map’ nut on the planet! To prove it check out my blog http://www.shapingaustralia.com
    This amazing type map was featured on 30 December 2010 and it would take pride and joy on my office wall if I were to be the lucky recipient.

  55. Very nicely done, definitely a ‘I wish I had done that’ piece. work A great idea, beautifully executed – fantastic!

  56. Michelle

    very clever. very stylish. LOVE it! would look perfect in my living room. xo

  57. Dean

    Love it! I’ve seen similar prints for world cities but this is great.

  58. Melissa Hunt

    i love that Dubbo finally features on a map!

  59. ‘Territory Typography’

  60. James

    very nice. love how ‘queensland’ stands out so clearly!

  61. jai

    Typographic design, my favorite. And this is especially awesome! Good work

  62. Very nice. I have seen similar works online before and I hope to have one soon on my wall! ;-)

  63. Amanda

    Good Need something to decorate my naked bedroom.

  64. Shannon

    typography and australia.. two things I love most.. perfect combo!

  65. Marsha Bennett

    My best friend has scored a job in New York! I’d love to give this to her as a farewell present, so she can look at it and remember all her family and friends at home.

  66. Kate

    I don’t normally enter competitions, but can’t help myself!
    Gorgeous design and on recycled paper too!
    Would it be wrong to hand it near the loo… lots of time to contemplate ;-)

  67. leo

    i ähhh– lived in melbourne for about a year- does that count?

  68. Mel

    Wow! That is amazing! I love sophisticated typography and that fits the bill!!!

  69. ben

    How is Orange above Sydney? and why is Maitland bigger then Newcastle? having said that, i’ll take this off your hands

  70. Blair Harley

    Oh thankyou! You shouldn’t have.. Actually, you totally should have!

  71. Sylvie

    Awesome artwork. Well designed. Love it!

  72. Matt

    They remembered Canberra & the Northern Territoy but they forgot Christmas Island!

  73. That’s going straight to the pool room.

  74. jas

    i’ve been eyeing this off at the local framers/art gallery – I love it!

  75. Tully Rosenberg

    A picture says a thousand words! I love this.

  76. Miss Bias

    This is a fantastic piece of artwork. What a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. It would look smashing in my apartment.

    Miss Bias

  77. All Australiana, without the Oi!…..Yeh!

  78. Candice

    I love: being Australian, environmental awareness, modern design and words. This classy art work combines them all! With its clever use of words this Bold & Noble topographical map is more of a typo-graphical map. I would love to put this piece of Australia in my home and cherish it as a piece of beautiful Australian art :)

  79. Is there a Comic Sans version?

  80. Theresa D'Souza

    This Aussie map is really cool
    I’d love to win it – drool drool drool!

    (Ok that was pretty bad – but give me credit for trying.)

  81. I’ve been to Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby,
    Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi,
    Yarra Yarra, Boroondara, Wallangarra, Turramurra,
    Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra,
    Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta,
    Parramatta, Wangaratta, Coolangatta, what’s it matter?

  82. Rachel

    I love Melbourne

  83. To be honest, the black frame looks better than the brown.

    Would be nice to add to my wall as an inspiration piece… but anyone who gets it is going to love it!

  84. Kara

    This is such a great concept! I have never seen anything like it. I am more of a words person than a picture person but this incorporates the best of both worlds. I just love it.

  85. Belinda H

    Dear Desktop,
    It would look great in our new creative space.

    B x

  86. michaela

    this would be a good present for the pom bf who things penrith is where perth is ;)

  87. christina zsori

    Wow that’s brilliant! got to appreciate good type.
    If we were type I could kern U (map) and I closer together. (hint) :)

  88. Chris Seymour

    A thousand words tell a picture…

  89. Donna

    Love it! I’m a font fanatic from way back and this is just brilliant.

  90. Amy H

    This is a fantastic idea and really nicely executed!

  91. Lauren Boyle

    If the world doesn’t end tomorrow…Australia will be mine!

  92. Kylie

    Holy cripes!
    What a wonderful piece of type;
    I agree with all of the hype;
    If only I am the one it will swipe.

  93. Timeless art that’s simple yet complex – would look great in our studio and be a constant inspiration.

  94. Colette Robinson

    As a Graphic Design student, I find this very inspiring. Can I have it please? I promise I will take good care of it. I will hug it and pet it and squeeze it and pat it and rub it and caress it and I will name it George.

  95. Such a lovely print!

  96. ben

    Stop The Fonts

  97. Cameron Heap

    This is REALLY cool! What a pity I missed my chance, ‘missed it by ( ) that much”

  98. Stefanie V

    this is amazing!

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