There are many creative uses of symbol fonts and Stately is definitely one of them.

The font is for creating US maps where states are glyphs within the font. Each state is positioned and sized relative to the the rest of the states so that they play well with each other.

Stately

It is possible to style each state with only CSS, scale them to any size or manipulate with JavaScript.

As a wish, how great would it be if there was a world map version : ).

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