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The simple life isn't always easy and the easy life isn't necessarily simple. Together we strive to live a life of purpose - creating, exploring, experiencing and sharing. We look to find the beauty in everyday. In 2015 we decided it was time to deepen our passions, strengthen our crafts and to open our hearts and home to the public. In sharing our story with you we hope you find inspiration, discover new passions or reignite old ones, cultivate a community, make new friends, slow down and be present. Live the good life.

Archie's Press | Pittsburgh City Map

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Archie's Press | Pittsburgh City Map

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Archie's Press | Pittsburgh City Map

24.00

An 8" x 8" letterpress map of Pittsburgh.

I have to admit, Pittsburgh is one of the most complicated cities in America. This one was TOUGH. I didn't know where to begin with this one, so I enlisted help from Pittsbugher Lena Tesone to distill it to its most essential gestures.

Black ink on white. 

SO WHY ALL THE CIRCLES?

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

THE STORY

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.

PROCESS

Archie visits each city to experience it as a local does. For instance, in Amsterdam he rode a bike and in Los Angeles he drove a car. After discussing and drafting with residents, Archie prints the map on a 19th century letterpress. A simple and perfect map produced on a simple and perfect machine.

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