Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world. 84% of the rough diamonds in the world passed through this city (specifically the Diamantkwartier) when it was at its height, but by now most of the diamond-cutting work has moved elsewhere. I worked with Roel Uleners, an Antwerp native on this one. Roel is donating his part of the proceeds to Alzheimer research in honor of his mom.
8"x8" Letterpress Print
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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.
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.
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