The twisty streets of this ancient city presented a big challenge for my design partner David Hennessy and I. He's an Irishman, slightly more in-tune with this cityscape than I was, and I think he was really successful getting everything as orderly as possible.
We chose to include the seven hills, a series of mounds that are said to be the basis for the founding of the city. It's a legend, but made for a nice colloquial addition that also serve as landmarks, visible from a longer distance.
8"x8" Letterpress Print
ABOUT THE IDEA
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.
ABOUT LETTERPRESS PRINTING
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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