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Toronto Map Print
Toronto Map Print
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Toronto Map Print

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$22.00
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$22.00

Toronto has the most sophisticated streetcar system in North America. All other North American cities abandoned them in the 1930s, but Toronto kept them alive, and now they provide a totally unique transportation experience.

I love them because when I was exploring the city, I was unafraid of hopping on and off. The clearly laid path of tracks and cables informed their trajectory, making it easy to know where the machine was heading!

I found Toronto to be an extremely inviting and civilized city, welcoming a stranger who had no clue where he was going, but could quickly learn.

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.

FRAMING
Have you noticed that frame shops never go out of business? There's a reason. It's a highly specialized skill that requires individual attention. I recommend using your local framer.

Alternatively, frameusa.com has standard sized frames with many options. 

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.

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