Why are mushrooms so much more mysterious-seeming than other living things? Is it the vast networks of Mycelium (like this, the largest living organism on earth) that produce random outcroppings of fungus at seemingly random and instant intervals? Is it because every mushroom contains and average of 16 billion spores? Is it the fact that they seem to "Bloom" in wild glory, seemingly overnight? Did they come from outer space? How could I possibly answer these questions?
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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