Let type be your guide to Paris, although this is a map you may not want to fold.
Mark Andrew Webber, a graphic designer from Reading, England, started his “Where in the World” map series in 2006 and since then has linocut a guide across four major cities, London, Amsterdam and New York. His latest tour…Paris mon cher.
This project has proven to be an impressive endeavor challenging Webber to not only write backwards (a mirrored image) but also in a language that he does not speak, Français, naturellement.
Paris is Webber’s biggest map yet, so big in fact he is not sure he’ll even find a press that can print the 1.5m by 1.8m gouged tour de Paris.
After putting in over eight months of carving streets out of words while lying on his tummy on the hardwood floor, he needs help to complete his not-so-small project.
Webber sent photos of his almost finished Parisian map to Creative Review Blog and asked readers and designers alike to help him find a press capable of printing something so ambitious.
We may not be of much help in the printing stage but possibly the purchasing stage. This is a map we wouldn’t mind hanging our bureau.