"New York City is so big, it make a lot of sense to map it borough by borough. When looking at each borough, it's obvious just how much history and cultural diversity there is. Brooklyn is NYC's largest borough by population, and it has attracted so many ambitious people with a gorgeous multiplicity of backgrounds. Manifold influence has set upon this place, turning over and over, decade after decade. The structure came together as many different, smaller, villages converged, making it a great deal more complicated than Manhattan." -Archie
ABOUT THE IDEA Information is more fun to read when it's beautiful. These charts and maps are designed with hours of research, reassembling data into a brain-friendly aesthetic. The information is edited 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.
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.
8" x 8" Letterpress Print
Printed by hand in NY, NY.
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