This is something I've found fascinating for a long time. I once had a cat that got spooked by a dog and gashed my palm, creating an ominous scar across my Lifeline. Erp! Maybe it's my Heartline? Compare and contrast!
ABOUT THE IDEAInformation 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 PRINTINGLetterpress 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.