Progress update - Map corrections etc.
It's been a while since our last update, and we want to keep you all posted on the progress we are making with the guide! At the same time, as people that get an unfortunate amount of email every day, we don't want to spam, so if you'd like more fine-grained info about what we're working on, you can follow us on twitter at twitter.com/hellotoc
This morning we received a full-scale draft illustration of the map graphic, and we spent most of the day marking it up with corrections, questions, and comments. We then scanned that back over the ocean to Reykjavik, where it will be redrawn! It's already looking pretty good, and with a few more corrections it'll be ready to be colored and then proofed for printing.
The quote process has been fairly slow, because none of us speak Japanese and none of the people at the Tokyo firm we've been in touch with speak English, but we've had a great experience using http://mygengo.com/ to communicate. We sent them a packet of Tyvek samples and specs for the project, so we should be getting a quote back very soon. Once we do, we'll be able to decide whether we want them to manufacture it or whether we'd like to do it by hand instead.
A few of our backers have arrived in SF ahead of schedule--if that's you, although the map is still on track to be printed in May, we can definitely offer you some tips and suggestions for interesting places to check out! Please get in touch on twitter and we'll take it from there :)
Eric + Shan
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