Amsterdam Map Print
Amsterdam Map Print

Amsterdam Map Print

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The concentric canals of Amsterdam form a perfect structure to for the Archie's Press sentiment (in fact, this was the second map I ever made and probably influenced my use of circles). I spent a summer in the city when I was 23, totally broke, exploring the ancient cobblestoned streets on a borrowed bike, living in a borrowed apartment. I ended up having some of the most memorable experiences of my life here, and love going back to see the grachts. 

Have you noticed that frame shops never go out of business? There's a reason. It's a highly specialized skill that requires individual attention. We recommend using your local framer.

Alternatively, has standard sized frames with many options. 

Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method that I am obsessed with. All Letterpress are slammed with 600 pounds of pressure, creating a deep, tactile texture. The ink gets embedded into the thick soft paper so it won't fade within your lifetime. Read more about letterpress printing here.

So why all the circles? Research indicates that GPS's are hindering our ability to create mental maps of our surroundings. My maps aim to install a "Map from the Mind" for each city, simplifying structures and districts in the simplest terms. Each design is taken as a new challenge, using the knowledge of locals to create a map that is both beautiful and useful.

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