I once drove from Las Vegas to Nevada in a 1986 Volvo with no AC. I had to start at 4pm because it was so hot my car might explode and it would only get cooler after that. It was a really stunning desert ride, ice packs strapped to my sticky body. I ended up sleeping in the trunk somewhere around Reno and took a photo that I posted on Instagram in case I went missing.
I particularly like the sparseness of this map. The state is so vast and mostly empty, you can feel the space between places like a vacuum.
A collaboration with David Hennessy.
8"x8" 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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