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Portland, Oregon Map Print
Portland, Oregon Map Print
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Portland, Oregon Map Print
Portland, Oregon Map Print
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1.48E+12
1.48E+12

Portland, Oregon Map Print

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$24.00
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$24.00

This was the map that started it all. This is probably my best map.

This describes the central skeleton of the city, along with the neighborhoods that have grown out of it. The original sketch came from a question many visitors and recent immigrants ask: "What's North Portland?". The longer I lived here, the more it grew to include as many neighborhoods as possible.

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.

FRAMING

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.

See more framing ideas here.

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