Boulder Letterpress Print

Boulder Letterpress Print

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Boulder is one of the most pleasant places in the world. 300+ days of sunshine, close to skiing, hiking, blah blah blah it's perfect. 

A big problem/asset in the city is its very strict urban growth boundary. So many cities have free reign to expand as far as they want to. However, in Boulder, there's limit, keeping the city a city and the landscape the landscape. The one downside is that housing prices are very very high. For my purposes, it was helpful to "draw the line" between where the city starts and ends. 

Information is more fun to read when it's beautiful. I've designed these charts and maps with hours of research, reassembling data into a brain-friendly aesthetic. I edit the information significantly, avoiding the "dazzle" effect which occurs when our eyes are battered with too much information. Letterpress makes it even more gorgeous.

Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method that I am obsessed with. All letterpress prints 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.


Your local frame shop is going to do a better job than anyone else. There's a reason this craft endures and cannot be automated: It's skilled work that is best done face-to-face in physical space.

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