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All Over The Map

Contributed by Darden Studio on May 9th, 2019. Artwork published in
October 2018
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    All Over The Map 1
    Photo: Eben Sorkin, Darden Studio. License: All Rights Reserved.

    All Over the Map. A Cartographic Odyssey is a demonstration of the potential of typefaces with optical sizes. The book utilizes all three subfamilies of Halyard, each of which was purpose built to perform optimally at its intended size.

    Halyard Text is used for the body copy. It’s distinguished by large apertures, modulated strokes, and an open spacing optimized for long reading. Halyard Display, in contrast, has compact shapes and a low stroke contrast for maximum impact, making it a prime choice for the striking decks. Halyard Micro appears for the small print, in labels and captions. Thanks to the letters’ wide proportions, strongly tapered joins, and ink traps, text set in the Micro stays crisp and readable even in sizes below 7pt. While starkly different in appearance, when seen together, the Halyard superfamily maintains a consistent personality at their intended size creating the impression of a single type design. This is true not only on screens, but also on paper, as this book impressively shows.

    Darden Studio’s sans serif Halyard is paired with the serif Surveyor and its decorative display companion Obsidian by Hoefler & Co., which adorns the cover and the chapter beginnings.

    In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller – authors of the National Geographic cartography blog “All Over the Map” – explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Based on interviews with scores of leading cartographers, curators, historians, and scholars, this is a remarkable selection of fascinating and unusual maps. — National Geographic

    The book was designed by Noel Núñez-Caba, Gail Anderson, and Joe Newton at Anderson Newton Design, with creative direction from Melissa Farris.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.
    Photo: Eben Sorkin, Darden Studio. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.
    Photo: Eben Sorkin, Darden Studio. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The headline in red Surveyor Italic with swash initials is contrasted with a deck set in black caps from Halyard Display.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.
    Photo: Eben Sorkin, Darden Studio. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Text set in Halyard Text, justified with indents. Halyard is used with its default lining figures.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.
    Photo: Eben Sorkin, Darden Studio. License: All Rights Reserved.

    All three optical sizes of the Halyard superfamily at play: Halyard Display for the deck, Halyard Text for the body copy, and Halyard Micro for the small data labels. The drop cap is from Surveyor Fine; year and name are set in Surveyor Text Italic.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.
    Photo: Eben Sorkin, Darden Studio. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Marginal note in Halyard Text, set ragged right. The heading is in Halyard Display caps, with origin info in Surveyor Italic.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.
    Photo: Eben Sorkin, Darden Studio. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The captions pair Halyard Micro Medium (with ink traps) and Halyard Text Light.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.
    Photo: Eben Sorkin, Darden Studio. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail from the index. Halyard Text is used with italics for titles and boldface for illustration references.

    Alphabet dividers in Surveyor.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.
    Photo: Eben Sorkin, Darden Studio. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Picture credits in Halyard Text.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.
    Source: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Title page featuring a bichromatic setting of Obsidian Italic with swash caps.

    The table of contents is presented in a multi-column layout set in Halyard Text.
    Source: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Front cover. Subtitle and author names are in caps from Halyard Micro. The Micro cut here was chosen for its graphic qualities, namely the extreme thinning of joins and the eye-catching ink traps.

    Typefaces

    • Halyard Display
    • Halyard Text
    • Halyard Micro
    • Obsidian (H&Co)
    • Surveyor

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    1 Comment on “All Over The Map

    1. Witchfynder says:
      May 11th, 2019  11:02 am

      Love all these fonts together. Exciting combination.

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