So this is magic: Caterpillars and Butterflies are all the same animal. The Caterpillar already contains the structure of the Butterfly underneath its skin. It's already a butterfly when it's a caterpillar but it doesn't know that, and nobody else can see it. This is an unfathomable fact, so I separated them into their three forms. The triptych serves as a reminder that there's a magical creature within each us, and we may need a period of temporary reconfiguring before the magic can be exposed.

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.

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 printinghere.


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.

See more framing ideas�here.

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