handmade letterpress maps

I’ve been so incredibly busy at work! As promised in my last post, I was supposed to share the sichuan hotpot recipe Jon used but I’m so sorry that I have not gotten round to it – I shall and I will – very soon!

But before I share that, I absolutely could not take my eyes off these handmade letterpress maps from Quail Lane Express. They are so beautifullllll.

*all photos are from Quail Lane Express



Each map is first hand drawn, converted to a relief plate, printed individually on a Vandercook letterpress and hand painted with watercolor – truly remarkable talent and effort.



They also have a video to show the process on how they create one of these – love the part after he puts in the paper and the machine swings backward than forward :)

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