DID YOU KNOW
One of the most striking features of the map is its aged, sepia-coloured appearance. You cant really print aging, explains Mina. Sometimes we print a colour on the inside pages of a book that will read as old, but generally, each piece of paper must go through a process. We have a secret formula, adds Lima. Basically, it is a combination of coffee, sandpaper, and love, he says with a laugh. (The coffee in the secret formula was Nescafe Gold.) Some stains and spots were printed on the paper in the interest of consistency, but each page was individually dunked in a solution of water and coffee and dried before assembly.