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Or would “typo-geography” sound better? Either way, there is a growing trend toward hybridizing text and imagery from the level of small city street maps to globe-spanning, wall-mounted decor.

Still, it is not clear whether they are paying tribute to, working with or (and this would be unfortunate) “borrowing” the idea for A Different World from The World in Words by the award-winning German graphic designers of TypoNet. Inspiration, like typography, is a fickle thing.

This last one veers off in a less-minimalist direction, more explicitly spelling out (or perhaps: drawing upon?) a map-like world outline – as a bonus, VladStudio offers it as a wallpaper for your digital walls if the real one is too pricey (or not a fit) for your physical ones.