Archie Archambault is a designer and inventor living between Portland, Oregon and Brooklyn, New York. He started making maps several years ago because nobody else was explaining cities simply and clearly. He is currently seeking new opportunities to make the world a better (or at least more interesting) place.
He studied Art and Philosophy at Colorado College, Urban Design at Harvard and Advertising at Wieden+Kennedy. He would like to learn more.
Please contact him directly for anything, especially a coffee date.
SO WHY ALL THE CIRCLES?
New research indicates that GPS's are hindering our ability to create mental maps of our surroundings. My maps aim to install a "Map from the Mind", simplifying structures and neighborhoods in the most efficient and beautiful way. The circle, our Universe's softest shape, is the clearest graphic to convey size and connection.
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. A simple and perfect map produced on a simple and perfect machine.