Archie's original neighborhood map, inspired by a drawing on a napkin. The five quadrants are explained in a simple harmony. The design of this neighborhood map is meant to be both beautiful and useful.
This describes the central skeleton of the city, along with the neighborhoods that have grown out of it. The original sketch came from a question many visitors and recent immigrants ask: "What's North Portland?". The longer Archie lived here, the more it grew to include as many neighborhoods as possible.
ABOUT THE IDEA
Information is more fun to read when it's beautiful. Archie has 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 Archie is 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.
Print measures 8" x 8".