NYC Subway Map Print
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Member Price: $ 27.00
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Archie's Press main thesis was to explain the Big Picture of the subway system. The strategy: strip away individual stops and keep everything referring to two things.
First, the terminus/direction of each train line. Often, the directions for each train are referred to by their last stops. For instance, BDFN & Q trains all have CONEY ISLAND/STILLWELL AVE as one of their directions. It means "South Brooklyn direction." Second, the street that each line follows. Illustrating where each underground path leads bridges the disconnect between the subway, underground, and "reality" above ground.
Archie Archambault is a designer and printer living in New York. His designs are letterpress printed: the image is a raised surface that is pressed into the paper, giving it a deep tactile impression. Most of the rules of graphic design owe some debt to letterpress. Typesetters would painstakingly assemble every single individual character into sheets of text, newspapers, leaflets and much much more. Since every printed word needed to be manually aligned, strict standards of layout, spacing, kerning, and leading were developed.
Made in: USA
Product: Letterpress Art Print
Dim: 8.5'' x 11''
Item Number: SUBWAY