This has been years in the making. This city really is the gateway to the west, starting at the Mississippi and extending as far as the eye can see (which isn't far, because it's pretty flat.) David Hennessy and I restarted this one over 3 times before we found a composition that provided the right aesthetic-to-orientation balance. And it's a diamond. Jewel of the midwest.
8"x8" Letterpress Print
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ABOUT LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method that I am obsessed with. All Letterpress 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
So why all the circles? Research indicates that GPS's are hindering our ability to create mental maps of our surroundings. My maps aim to install a "Map from the Mind" for each city, simplifying structures and districts in the simplest terms. Each design is taken as a new challenge, using the knowledge of locals to create a map that is both beautiful and useful.
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