"The French use the term "L'Hexagonne" as a pet name for their European homeland. I'm not exactly sure who coined this phrase, but Le Courbousier, a famous French designer/artist, once made a sketchy drawing of France as a Hexagon, so maybe it was him. I haven't found another attempt to squeeze the regions, major cities and railroads into a cohesive hexigonal map, so we thought it might be a fun thing to try." - 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.