Here’s another cool project from my Design vaults: the typographic world map!
I started this project initially in late 2002, with the intentions to mark each world nation with its national flag, few iterations later and I thought “wouldn’t it be cool to have their actual names displayed instead?”
Bingo! I spent a couple of weeks working on this project as a detailing and large format design exercise. The original vector file contains every United Nations recognized nation, some 192 countries altogether. Heck, even the Vatican City made it!
Fast forward today, I was checking some of my old projects and found this slightly outdated gem, and decide to clean it up, add the newly recognized nations up to date (Hello Montenegro!) and share it with the world. Once the original vector file was updated, I dropped it in Photoshop, applied a couple of filters and touch-ups, then voila: four eye-catching, and dare say useful, desktop wallpapers!
Plus, you can download the original Illustrator vector file and all four wallpapers in a whopping 10178 x 4667 resolution JPGs in a compressed WinRAR file (88 Mbs).
Note: For commercial use, contact me directly: sigoya [at] gmail [.] com
For non-commercial project, make sure to credit me with a back-link. Cheers!
Tools used: Freehand, Illustrator & Photoshop.