Manhattan Set (Blue)
This is a set of our Lower Manhattan and Upper Manhattan special edition letterpress maps. The two maps together cover the island from its southern tip to 159th Street. The letterpress version is manually printed using a technique not changed much since the mid-15th century and the Gutenberg press: a raised surface is cut onto the printing plate, which is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain a positive right-reading image. By using gorgeous, thick 110 lb cotton paper, the raised letters leave a beautiful impression on the paper. And because this is a manual process, unlike modern laser or offset printing, each print is unique since the ink and paper interact differently with each pressing.
We offer here a limited run of 100 of each print in blue ink on Crane’s Lettra, 110lb cover Ecru White (100% cotton paper). Printed by Angel Bomb Design in Minneapolis, MN.
Each print is signed and numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The map is based on place names and geography as they appear in Open Street Map.