Puertoooo Ricoooo...My one and only.
Spanish for "Rich Port", this place is loaded with treasures. The tragic storms over the past few years have been a big blow to the island, leaving a lot of work undone without nearly enough aid from the US. The love of the island is really obvious in the NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade in which 4 million spectators show up to celebrate.
My design partner David Hennessy played a big role in the construction of this map.
6"x12" 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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