I was stumbling through the internet (not that I was browsing the internet intoxicated, check out stumbleupon.com) and I came across a flicker account of old insurance documents. Typographically, they are wicked awesome. The layout and design of the cover pages of the insurance maps from Sanborn Insurance are mind-blowing, and therefore, my favorite. I created the font based off the the font of main font seen in the cover page to the left.
I took the letters of Cambridge, standardized them, then started creating the rest of the font. Its a much harder task than I originally anticipated. Dreaming up letter forms, making the letters look like they belong together, it was quite a task. But finally the outcome:
A great display font with so many possibilities. To download Cartographer click here. Free for personal use, contact me for commercial use.
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