The first thing I thought after we hung a copy of London’s Kerning, a printed map showing only the street names in London, in the studio, was: I want one of those for the rest of the world. “How hard can it be to just(people here love that) show the streets?”
Those finding Toner a little too, well, stark for their purposes (it can be a bit heavy on the printer cartridges, we’ve heard) will hopefully findToner Lite a bit easier to work with.
Terrain: just streets
Terrain: just labels
Terrain: just background
We’ll follow up with some more detail about how to incorporate these into existing projects soon — many of the styles have transparent backgrounds, for example, so they can be used as layers on other maps — but for now: enjoy!
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