Detroit Map Print

Detroit Map Print

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Detroit was the chicest, most influential city in the world during the 50's. Now, decades later, we see a city totally transformed. Driving around the streets, the state of affairs is testament to the American experiment, in all its massive scalability and fallibility. I love this city, home to so much of the world's best music, modern transportation, and good old engine grease.

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.

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.

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.

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