The twisty streets of this ancient city presented a big challenge for my design partner David Hennessy and I. He's an Irishman, slightly more in-tune with this cityscape than I was, and I think he was really successful getting everything as orderly as possible.
We chose to include the seven hills, a series of mounds that are said to be the basis for the founding of the city. It's a legend, but made for a nice colloquial addition that also serve as landmarks, visible from a longer distance.
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.