"I drove my '86 Volvo Station wagon all the way to LA from Portland without a hitch. Unfortunately, the ability to go from 0 to 30 in under a minute is a very useful skill in such a car-dominated city, and something I didn't have. Also no air conditioning. I highly suggest both of these things in Los Angeles. Freeways dominate the landscape, and a hard edge of the Pacific Ocean to the west orients the city as a radiating playground that is best experienced in a car. I had a great time and always enjoy going back." -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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