AKA America's Front Yard.
We're pretty lucky that our Capital is lined with FREE world-class museums and other civic treasures. I consulted with an architectural historian PHD (Daniel Coslett) to help me choose the most significant and buildings around this place. We tried to choose the most significant locations in relation to their position of power and places you might actually visit. A few important landmarks thrown in for balance as well.
6"x12" 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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