"I grew up eating Old El Paso taco kits, and it wasn't until I moved to Colorado that I experienced anything that resembled Mexican Food. And tacos are as Mexican as Mexican food gets. Meandering Mexico City, you bump into all varieties of temporary food stalls serving incredibly sophisticated flavors for a very fair price. And if you don't speak Spanish, it's fine. You might not want to know which part you're eating anyway. We included the categories, their description and where to find some of the best versions. A collaboration with NYC-based artist Alli Miller." -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.