mapew stands for "maps from east to west", a geographic way of indicating a complete coverage of something. Here it stands for full passion and quality of the maps produced in the mapew project. It is pronounced as "map you" to emphasize that the maps are not just hanging on your wall to show some geographic information but to deliver a message or show something which is important to you.
The maps of mapew are not just ordinary, but created in a novel way or include information not existing on any other map. One of those maps, and the first offered for sale, is the "One Line - One World" map. This map is a unique representation of the world, because it is made by only one single line. The reason for drawing this map was to deliver a message: In times of war and political tensions, we should remember that we are part of one and the same world and thus are all somehow connected with each other. It shows a world where borders are connections, because they shouldn't be seen as a separation but as a link between countries, cultures, and religions.
This world map is drawn with a single line, connecting Melbourne (Australia) with Oslo (Norway), Seoul (South Korea) with Abuja (Nigeria), La Paz (Bolivia) with Paris (France) or New York (USA) with Baghdad (Iraq). And in the special Kickstarter edition, every backer will have his / her name as part of the line on a limited digital high-resolution version of the map.
Dark navy blue background
Special one line font
Yes, it is all one line!
Be part of it!
For this Kickstarter campaign, a digital limited edition of the "One Line - One World" map will be produced: It will include the name of every single backer and all of the names will be part of the line! The names will be located along the border of the poster one after the other.
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The posters are printed on eco-friendly (FSC certified) paper in high resolution with inks that won't fade over the time. The size of the poster is 187cm x 86cm (73,7 x 33.8 inches).
In the reward it says 79x40inches (2x1m). This is wrong and should be 187cm x 86cm (73,7 x 33.8 inches).
The posters will be shipped 3 - 4 weeks after the campaign. They will be rolled and delivered in tubes.
First time at Kickstarter?
You really love this map and would love to have it, but you don't really get how you can do that? Then here is an explanation just for you: Kickstarter is not really a platform like amazon or ebay, where you just buy what you like. Kickstarter is more about helping each other to realize awesome projects. You can help in different ways, for instance by sharing the project with friends or by pledging an amount of money of your choice. It doesn't matter if it is 1€ or 10 000€, every cent is very welcome. To thank people for their donations, project creators (like me) give away special rewards. This can be the actual product itself they produce in their project or any other funny and personalized reward. In the list of rewards you can choose which one you like most and pledge the money of the respective amount. If the project does not raise the indicated funding target within the given campaign time, nobody who pledged for the project will get charged. Only if the goal is reached the project becomes alive, you get your reward and the project creator (me) is very happy to see that so many people like the project. More information are available on the FAQ page of Kickstarter.
- "Does anyone know the capital of Bangladesh? ..... Nobody? .... OK Joseph, you can tell us!" -
Hi, I am Joseph, the creator of mapew, and this was my Geography teacher from high school. One could argue that knowing the capitals of the world is not really a proof of geographic knowledge. And I absolutely agree! But this little example shows at least that I was always passionate about geography-related topics - and about the basic medium for geographers: The Map!
I had a large world map hanging on my wall when I was a kid and I made it a quest to remember the names of the cities on it (Yes, also cities like Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky). I also started to draw own maps with the age of 6 (mostly fantasy maps) and this passion never really vanished. If I have time, I am still drawing maps for fun. But I came to realize that I might even be able to transform my passion into my profession. This is the reason why I started the mapew project, to see if people would like my work. As a master graduate of geo-informatics, I have gathered more experience over the years in the process of producing maps (digital or printed). With this professional knowledge and my passion for map-making, I see myself well prepared for this challenge!
Risks and challenges
The only risk for this project is the print and packing of the poster maps. But I have an experienced print shop in my back, so I feel confident to deliver all posters on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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