Just the word brings to mind so many images.
Old Cars, Cigars, Sunshine, Color. But what does the actual landscape of the city feel like? My Latin American travelling design partner David Hennessy spent several weeks here rubbing elbows with the locals, and getting their take on the most essential parts of the city. My favorite detail: The Ice cream pavilion Heladería Coppelia, a jewel of the city.
ABOUT THE IDEA
Information is more fun to read when it's beautiful. I've designed these charts and maps with hours of research, reassembling data into a brain-friendly aesthetic. I edit the information significantly, avoiding the "dazzle" effect which occurs when our eyes are battered with too much information. Letterpress makes it even more gorgeous.
ABOUT LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method that I am obsessed with. All letterpress prints 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.
Your local frame shop is going to do a better job than anyone else. There's a reason this craft endures and cannot be automated: It's skilled work that is best done face-to-face in physical space.
See more framing ideas here.
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