I explored Kyoto this year and have one piece of advice for anyone visiting this old and mysterious city: Find a bike. The city is extremely navigable and accessible when you have some wheels. The public transport is very confusing confusing compared with Tokyo, so you're better off getting a feel for city on some wheels. Plus, it's a grid, unlike anywhere else in Japan, so it's conceivably navigable without the aid of a GPS.
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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