"Don't cry for me, Buenos Aires! Is that cliché? It's the line from Evita, which is actually a pretty amazing Argentinian history lesson. This totally cosmopolitan city that draws crowds from all over the world. With help from a local designer Sebastian Gagin, we built this map to be compelling and simple, giving a "cliffsnotes" of the adventurous landscape." -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.