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
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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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