Competition 2016: Shortlisted in the category Research

City Density As Type

Singleman, 2016
Area Urban Development Housing Real estate Medium Information Visualization Type Research

Visualising the population density of a city by creating typographic "cities". The more crammed and taller the buildings within the boundaries of the type, the more dense a place. I think you really feel a sense of claustrophobia when you view Mumbai, especially when you compare it to somewhere like Portland or Houston. I also like that the city becomes a bit harder to read the more dense it is, suggesting a real lack of breathing space.



  • Dawes, Brendan Singleman

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