Sorry for the spot of silence--we're writing now with good news:
After a great deal of cross-cultural confusion, email mishaps, format issues, currency trading snafus and multi-gigabyte files flying back and forth between SF, Singapore, Reykjavik and Tokyo...
We're finally in production!
Thanks to a very timely introduction made by one of our backers (thanks Craig!) we found a printer in Tokyo who was able to take on the challenge of doing a high-detail print onto Tyvek. There was some confusion about what we needed which resulted in an initial quote that was for nearly the entire amount this Kickstarter received, but when that was cleared up we got a very competitive quote from them.
With that quote in hand, we sent out wire transfers to our Tyvek supplier in Tokyo, the printer, and the Miura-Lab folks (who's top-secret machine is folding the maps). The current estimate is that we'll have the maps around the 30th, but we're going to see if we can expedite that at all.
If you are going to be traveling to SF before that date, please let us know and we'll work something out. We've given a few prototypes out to some backers who got here early, and we'll do whatever it takes to make sure you have a map when you show up to explore!
-Eric & Shan
PS: We had a friend in Tokyo lined up to go to the printer's and the Miura-Lab to take some pictures documenting the production run, but he's out sick and may or may not be better by next week. If you're in Tokyo and handy with a camera, please get in touch: email@example.com
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Jan 30, 2012 - Mar 15, 2012 (45 days)
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The TOC guide, printed on a sheet of unrippable waterproof Type-10 Tyvek. Doubles as an excellent city map, and includes access to our Twitter concierge and special treats at restaurants.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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The guide, + a custom handwritten itinerary for your next trip to SF. We'll call you to figure out your interests and preferences, and then we'll mail your itinerary to you, anywhere in the world.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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The guide + a pass to our launch party at a secret location. Meet the chefs, bakers, entrepreneurs, cooks and curators featured in the TOC guide!Estimated delivery: May 2012