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Archie's Press

Kyoto Map Letterpress Print

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$37.00 AUD
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Here is one piece of advice for anyone visiting this old and mysterious city: Find a bike. The city is extremely navigable and accessible when you have some wheels. The public transport is very confusing compared with Tokyo, so you're better off getting a feel for the city on some wheels. Plus, it's a grid, unlike anywhere else in Japan, so it's conceivably navigable without the aid of a GPS.


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.


8 in x 8 in

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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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