The twisty streets of this ancient city presented a big challenge for my design partner David Hennessy and I. He's an Irishman,�slightly more in-tune with this cityscape than I was, and I think he was really successful getting everything as orderly as possible.�
We chose to include the seven hills, a series of mounds that are said to be the basis for the founding of the city. It's a legend, but made for a nice colloquial addition that also serve as landmarks, visible from a longer distance.�
8"x8" 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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