"The beach and the city are perfectly intertwined in this metropolis. My favorite piece of trivia included in this map is "stiltsville", a series of buildings (mostly bars) that once stood, accessible only by boat, hovering over the bay. Multiple hurricanes eventually destroyed them, but the symbolism of the city extending into the ocean, albeit on stilts, is totally romantic to me. Of course, the city on dry land still stands as a monument to all things quintessentially Miami." -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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