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Edinburgh Map Letterpress Print

Edinburgh Map Letterpress Print

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The twisty streets of this ancient city presented a big challenge for Archie and design partner David Hennessy. David is an Irishman, slightly more in-tune with this cityscape, and he was really successful getting everything as orderly as possible.

Chosen to be included were the seven hills, a series of mounds that are said to be the basis for the founding of the city. It's a legend, but made for a nice colloquial addition that also serve as landmarks, visible from a longer distance.


Information is more fun to read when it's beautiful. Archie designed these charts and maps 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.


Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method. 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.

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Dimensions: 8 in x 8 in

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.

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