"Wow that's a LOOOOOOOONG island. Over the past few years, I've taken many trips out to long island, pulling of the straight highways to explore the beaches, estuaries and villages of this unique geographic landscape. It's a strangely insular place, as Islands usually are, but this one, being so close to NYC, has developed its own particular flavor.
This took much longer than expected, and I think it's because the place is so damn long. There are dozens of towns, villages and "hamlets" that all belong to larger towns in a way that still doesn't really make sense to me." -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.