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About this project

 

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.  

  

The original "One Line - One World" map is of size 187cm x 86cm (73,7 x 33.8 inch)
The original "One Line - One World" map is of size 187cm x 86cm (73,7 x 33.8 inch)

Dark navy blue background  

 

  

Special one line font  

An own font was created to fulfill the "one line" criteria
An own font was created to fulfill the "one line" criteria

Yes, it is all one line!  

The font, landmasses, symbols and country borders are all part of one and the same line
The font, landmasses, symbols and country borders are all part of one and the same 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.

For more updates and information visit the facebook page.

Print Settings  

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).

Important Note:

In the reward it says 79x40inches (2x1m). This is wrong and should be 187cm x 86cm (73,7 x 33.8 inches).

Shipping  

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.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $5

    Your name on the map!

    Thanks for your support! I will honor you by adding your name to the line on the limited edition of the "One Line - One World" map

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    Pledge €8 or more About $9

    Limited Kickstarter Edition

    Thank you for your support. You will get a digital version of the limited "One Line - One World" map with the names of all backers, including yours, on it!

    Includes:
    • Your name on the digital "One Line - One World" Map
    • Digital high-resolution "One World - Ltd. Ed." map with all names
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    Pledge €30 or more About $32

    Personalized Digital Ed.

    You are a lucky one! You will get a high resolution digital edition of the "One Line - One World" map (either the original version or the Kickstarter Edition with all the names) ready to print at home or to enjoy on your devices. On top of that you can choose the following settings of your map:

    1.) Background color and line color (you will choose from a set of options)
    2.) Color and location of your name (if wanted)
    3.) Add up to 3 cities of your choice to the map (as long space is available, contact me to make sure that your cities can be included)
    4.) Personal Message as part of the line at a position of choice (maximal number of letters: 100)

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    Pledge €39 or more About $42

    SUPER EARLY BIRD Print

    You will get the poster print of the original "One Line - One World" map in size 79 x 40 inch (2m x 1m) and save over 25% (worldwide shipping included)!

    Includes:
    • Your name on the digital "One Line - One World" Map
    • Digital high-resolution "One World - Ltd. Ed." map with all names
    • Giant "One Line - One World" Map Poster (79 x 40 inch)
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    Pledge €49 or more About $52

    EARLY BIRD Print

    You will get the poster print of the original "One Line - One World" map in size 73,6 x 33,7 inch (187m x 86m) and save over 12% (worldwide shipping included)!

    Includes:
    • Your name on the digital "One Line - One World" Map
    • Digital high-resolution "One World - Ltd. Ed." map with all names
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    Pledge €59 or more About $63

    "One Line - One World" Poster

    I hope you have a large wall, because you will get the giant poster print of the original "One Line - One World" map in size 73,6 x 33,7 inch (187cm x 86cm).
    (worldwide shipping included)

    Includes:
    • Giant "One Line - One World" Map Poster (79 x 40 inch)
    • Your name on the digital "One Line - One World" Map
    • Digital high-resolution "One World - Ltd. Ed." map with all names
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    Pledge €250 or more About $267

    Personalized Poster Print

    Do you want to include the names of your family on the map? Or a secret message as part of the line? Perhaps you would like to add your hometown to the map?
    Or everything together?

    Then here is your reward. You will discuss with me all the wishes you would like to add to the map and get a printed version delivered to you.

    (Please contact me before pledging to discuss the possibilities of your wishes)

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Funding period

- (40 days)