Tokyo Map Print
Tokyo Map Print
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Tokyo Map Print
Tokyo Map Print
Tokyo Map Print

Tokyo Map Print

Regular price
$22.00
Sale price
$22.00

A simple map of Tokyo, describing the ring of the Yamanote line and all the station-named neighborhoods around it. Tokyo was actually designed to BE CONFUSING. The streets have no names (really) and they are mashed together in a baffling maze. At every subway station, there's an incredibly thorough map that explains the immediate area. Before phones, these were essential for anyone finding anything ever. 

ABOUT THE IDEA
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.

FRAMING
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. I recommend using your local framer.

Alternatively, frameusa.com has standard sized frames with many options. 

ABOUT LETTERPRESS PRINTING
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.

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