Chicago exploded in population during the late 19th century, and chose to construct a spoke-and-wheel streetscape that still stands today. It never really grew into that idealized form, but you can see how it was heading in that direction. Everything starts downtown within the loop and emanates out at 45 degree intervals. This neighborhood map is meant to be both beautiful and useful.
- Letterpress printed
- 100% cotton Crane's Lettra® paper - it's the (really) good stuff
- Size: 8.5" x 11"
So Why All The Circles?
Archie's Press maps aim to install a 'Map from the Mind,' simplifying structures and neighborhoods in the most efficient and beautiful way. The circle, our universe's softest shape, is the clearest graphic to convey size and connection.
Why We Love Archie's Press
Archie Archambault is a Brooklyn-based designer and inventor who started making maps because no one else explained cities simply and clearly. His maps are collectable, made to last and wonderful to work into gallery walls.
Chicago Letterpress Print by Archie's Press