Lakefront Currents East
The ultimate ode to the Chicago lakefront. This is the Lakefront Currents East. This map was part of a successful Kickstarter program that delivered this map and its "sister" map, Lakefront Currents West, to three-hundred patrons.
Each print is 36" x 12" and signed and numbered as a limited gold edition.
Lakefront Currents East, which faces Lake Michigan and focuses on the lakefront's sites, such as the various beaches, landmarks, and lakefront trail. I had always thought it would be great to make a map that illustrated the 20+ miles of the city's lakefront, and this is the outcome of that effort.
Process: The process is offset lithography. This process, invented in the late 1800's, led to a huge surge in the production and availability of large-format prints, including bird's eye view maps of American cities and towns.
Printer: The printer is Chicago Press Corporation, is an institution in Chicago printing. It was founded in 1927 and has stayed under ownership of the same family. They have an unparalleled attention to detail and quality.
Paper: These prints are on a Mohawk Via - 65# Natural Linen Via Cover. This is a beautiful linen paper, a slight off-white, which shows the texture of fine threads.