Topography in typography
Neat idea by artist Siyu Cao: a typeface from topographic map excerpts. Hills, ridges and mountains signify letters’ bodies, lakes and low areas the empty spaces around and within letters.
The typeface gains clarity when extruded to 3D:
Made me wonder how a relief-shaded 2D version or a smoothly interpolated 3D version with imprinted contour lines would look like.