Milwaukee Map Print
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Milwaukee Map Print

Milwaukee Map Print

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$22.00
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$22.00

Milwaukee is also known as the "Cream City" because of the creamy colored bricks harvested from the surrounding creeks and rivers. Years of manufacturing tarnished them with sutty marks, giving them a well-worn memory of the past. I really loved my visit to Milwaukee, surrounded by huge white manufacturing buildings and drinking copious amounts of beer. My top guide, Adam Carr, helped me navigate the streets from a local's perspective. Here's his blog: http://milwaukier-than-thou.tumblr.com/

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.

FRAMING
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, frameusa.com has standard sized frames with many options. 

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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