Beijing, ruling seat of China, is one of the most monumental cities in the world. Unlike many ancient European cities, this one had some very clever urban planners who developed a ring road system that we highlighted here. I worked with Beijing native Li Han on this one.
A note on translation: We decided to do a mix of phonetic and defining translations for this map, depending on the significance of the meanings and recognizability of phonetic translations.
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. I recommend using your local framer.
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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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