Archie Archambault is a designer and inventor living in New York. He started making maps several years ago because nobody else was explaining cities simply and clearly.
He studied Art and Philosophy at Colorado College, Urban Design at Harvard and Advertising at Wieden+Kennedy.
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 travels all over the world meeting people and exploring cities. After asking residents a lot of questions and thinking really really hard, he assembles to map, referencing current and past maps.