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
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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