South Carolina's biggest hits and most iconic elements, delicately arranged to be as easy-to-read as possible. We found the shape particularly difficult to nail-down. South Carolinians seemed to disagree about the significance of the shape and what it resembled: A triangle? A heart? A diamond? Once we decided on a few major gestures, the pieces fell into place. A collaboration with David Hennessy.
8"x8" Letterpress Print
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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