London is nearly as winding and confusing as Tokyo. In fact, it is the most difficult city on earth to get a taxi-driver license. They need to learn 25,000 streets and hundreds of routes, getting their passengers to their destination in the shortest and quickest way possible. This takes the average person 2-4 years. I worked with London-based cartographer Andy Bolton on this map, simplifying the city of millions to a few down lines and bubbles.
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.
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