Google Earth Typography
June 29, 2009 8:26 PM   Subscribe

The alphabet in satellite imagery of Slavonia. [via]
posted by parudox (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Crafty and well done! I'd be amused to see something like this in place of captcha letters.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:43 PM on June 29, 2009

Haha! Neat! It's strange, but that kind of artistic ingenuity always brightens my day.

Say, they should make a whole series of these for different countries. It would be excellent. I'd do it, but I can barely read a non-satellite map, let alone analyze and find letters in Google images.
posted by Askiba at 8:44 PM on June 29, 2009

Looks like the same thing was done earlier for Victoria, Australia.
posted by parudox at 9:36 PM on June 29, 2009

I'd like to see this in IPA. In chart order. Including Clicks and Diacritics and all the good stuff. It'd be cool if the pictures came from all over the world. That would make my nerd heart really happy.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:41 PM on June 29, 2009

So, what is that giant pit used as the 'O'? I see the key references it to Vukovar, which is apparently a Croatian town with a pretty rough history. Searching for 'Vukovar Hole' or 'Vukovar pit' tends to pull up references to the 'death pit' at the nearby Jasenovac concentration camp from WWII, but I doubt that could be it... could it?
posted by FatherDagon at 8:14 AM on June 30, 2009

That 'O' doesn't look terribly sinister to me.
posted by parudox at 5:42 PM on June 30, 2009

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