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.
This first example comes from NotHS in the UK and can be ordered as a giant vinyl wall sticker kit for travel and design enthusiasts. They are made to work on most interior surfaces, including painted walls, smooth wood and clean glass. They come in black, white, light and dark gray or brown and are also removable.
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.