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  • Seattle letterpress print by Archie's Press

Seattle Letterpress Print by Archie's Press

Says Archie: I love that despite Seattle’s hilly isthmus, the designers slapped a grid directly onto it. The steep slopes and floating highways make this a rather confusing place. The design of 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" x 8"

Seattle Letterpress Print by Archie's Press

So Why All The Circles?

New research indicates that GPS's are hindering our ability to create mental maps of our surroundings. 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.

Get to Know the Maker: Archie Archambault

Archie Archambault is a designer and inventor living between Portland, Oregon and Brooklyn, New York. He started making maps several years ago because nobody else was explaining cities simply and clearly.

He studied Art and Philosophy at Colorado College, Urban Design at Harvard and Advertising at Wieden+Kennedy. We think he's the coolest. 

$24.00