The designer behind these stylish yet functional maps is Archie Archambault.
"He started making maps several years ago because nobody else was explaining cities simply and clearly."
"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."
"The circle, our Universe's softest shape, is the clearest graphic to convey size and connection."
Not only do these maps read well, they make great gifts for friends who are design-minded, or for our loved ones to jot their memories and reminisce about some wonderful vacations. And they are perfect for dropping some not-so-subtle hints of our next desired travel destinations!
Source: Archie Press