A map of the moon!
Due to a lack of atmosphere, the moon welcomes all asteroids to smash into its surface, creating a fantastic texture. As our telescopic technology progressed, each teeny crater was named for an number of things, such as famous astrologers and Greek Gods.
I've selected the largest/most interestingly named craters to label, and given a nod to their multitude by including 100s others.
This is an accurate map based on a variety of source maps and documents.
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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.
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 brains are battered with too much information. Letterpress makes it even more gorgeous.
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