MADE IN OUR HOME, INTENDED FOR YOURS
We only make products that we would proudly display in our own home. We hand-pull each map on acid-free, 100 lb. paper. Our paper is made with renewable energy, coming from the hydroelectric mill at the French Paper Co. We print in small batches with non-toxic acrylic ink. Hand-printing each map ensures that it passes through our hands several times before it reaches yours.
Neighborhoods are organic. They grow and change with each generation. We cull information from multiple sources to cross-reference each neighborhood. It may take a little longer, but we believe it's worth the wait. We always consult city data, but we pay special attention to crowd-sourced forums, blogs, and neighborhood associations.
After we finalize the design, we burn a silkscreen, which involves coating the screen with light-sensitive solution. Once the image is exposed, we wash out the screen, revealing the design. We love this process because it deposits a clean, tangible layer of ink onto the paper, allowing for a greater range of color and texture.
Most screen printing processes, even vegetable-based inks, involve petroleum, high VOCs, and heavy solvent use. We use non-toxic water-based inks, the most eco-friendly inks available. Most of our papers are 100% recycled and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. We want you to feel confident about the products you bring into your home.
FORM AND FUNCTION
With durable materials and conscious design, we want you to have the most elegant and accurate map possible. These maps are a jumping off point, a way to reconnect and dig in. It's your city. Time to get lost in it.