Munich Letterpress Print
Munich Letterpress Print

Munich Letterpress Print

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Munich was pretty much obliterated in WWII, so most of the buildings are pretty new. Nonetheless, this city, capital of Bavaria, is a cornerstone of modern commercial activity and cosmopolitanism. The airport is gorgeous. I worked with David Hennessy on this fully modern city map. We isolated all the major gestures and consulted with locals to get the names just-right.

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.

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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