Bay Area Map

Bay Area Map

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The Bay Area definitely has a mist about it. This loose-knit group of cities is probably the most beautiful metropolitan area in the US. Not probably, it is the most beautiful, with the best produce and the best tacos. It's no surprise that it's really expensive. I took all the major cities and towns surrounding this massive body of water and spun it into a simple graphic diagram. 

8.5"x11" Letterpress Print

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. We recommend using your local framer.

Alternatively, has standard sized frames with many options. 

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.

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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