Lima, capital of Peru. Colonists landed in 1532 planting their fingerprints all over the design of the city, from the regal squares and balcony-lined streets. It wasn't always such a big city, and much of the expansion started in 1940 after a huge earthquake rocked the city.
My South American adventuring design partner David Hennessy was in charge of this one, responding to the overall feeling of the place to make a map that makes sense in design and arrangement.
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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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.
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