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  • Washington D.C. letterpress print by Archie's Press

Washington D.C. Letterpress Print by Archie's Press

Says Archie: One of the first intentionally-designed cities, the dark part of this map shows the original “L’enfant City”. Eventually it grew into a diamond shape, but Virginia seceded, and this is what we’re left with. 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"

Washington D.C. 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