My entire family is from Maine, so we obviously went through Portland occasionally.
If you go, I highly suggest you have a meal at a place called Street&Company on Wharf Street. They're a fish-centric classic place with copper tables and funny accents.
Or just get drunk on the charm. It's so lovely to peruse the narrow old streets, feel the buzz of Maine's biggest city.
This was designed in collaboration with Tate Kaneshige.
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.
See more framing ideas here.
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