MOON One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. But before we ever landed on the moon, millions of asteroids slammed into it. Now each of those tiny craters has a name, as do the large “seas” that form the most recognizable shapes on the bright side of the moon. MILKY WAY This is about as much as we know about the Milky Way galaxy. I did a lot of research considering how we know what we know, and I’m still confused. But if it makes you sleep better, this is what it looks like. SOLAR SYSTEM The Solar System is a very abstract concept for us humans. We “know” that there are planets and moons, but we really don’t have a “true” conception of that scale. Therefore, I created this map to package all the information in a digestible way. All prints are on 8"x8" letterpress paper. Please view photos to see different options
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. He is currently seeking new opportunities to make the world a better (or at least more interesting) place. He studied Art and Philosophy at Colorado College, Urban Design at Harvard and Advertising at Wieden+Kennedy. He would like to learn more. Please contact him directly for anything, especially a coffee date. 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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