TypeBrewer – Font Tool for Cartography

Caitlin Dempsey


TypeBrewer is a Flash application that “offers a quick and easy way to explore typographic alternatives and see the impact that various elements of type have on the overall look and feel of a map.

The application allows you to play around with different fonts, sizes, label densities and font tracking to get a better understanding of how different fonts will look on a map.  Users can select between classic, formal, informal and contemporary style labeling.

Click on the “learn more” link to see a brief outline of typography on maps.

Once you’ve played around with TypeBrewer take the survey and provide your input. (Seen via The Map Room)

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Caitlin Dempsey
Caitlin Dempsey is the editor of Geography Realm and holds a master's degree in Geography from UCLA as well as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from SJSU.