Queens is massive. Like HUGE, both physically and culturally. This is the most diverse place in the world, home to the most diverse neighborhood (Jackson Heights) and so many separate ethnic enclaves, you can eat authentic Chinese Food, visit a Korean bath and finish it off with a Bnagladeshi afternoon snack, all within walking distance. At a certain point the whole city melts into the expanse of Long Island, but the architecture remains staunchly Queensy.
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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