This has been years in the making. This city really is the gateway to the west, starting�at the Mississippi and extending as far as the eye can see (which isn't far, because it's pretty flat.) David Hennessy and I restarted this one over 3 times before we found a composition that provided the right aesthetic-to-orientation balance. And it's a diamond. Jewel of the midwest.�
Have you noticed that�frame shops never go out of business? There's a reason. It's a highly specialized skill that requires individual attention. We recommend using your local framer.
Alternatively, frameusa.com�has standard sized frames with many options.�
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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