"This map of Houston was made with local designer Anthony Gorrity to evoke the spirit of Houston in the fewest number of lines. We took the big sprawling city and made it easy to understand, utilizing the very handy ring road system to arrange it. If you live in the city, I highly recommend a visit to Space Montrose who have been HUGE supporters of this design practice for years."
ABOUT THE IDEA
Information is more fun to read when it's beautiful. I've designed these charts and maps with hours of research, reassembling data into a brain-friendly aesthetic. I edit the information significantly, avoiding the "dazzle" effect which occurs when our eyes are battered with too much information. Letterpress makes it even more gorgeous.
ABOUT LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method that I am obsessed with. 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.