Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days" was one of my favorite books when I was a kid; I always hoped that one day I would get the chance to relive all the adventures that are in the story by travelling around the world myself. Although it's not quite what I had hoped for, but since Street View is available in so many places I found it very interesting to search for the locations that are in the book and (being an illustrator) to draw them. So this is why I started this series a few months ago and now that I clicked all around and back came to London, I want to produce them as postcards.
The postcard box set contains a series of 40 images, some of the them showing the exact locations that are mentioned in the book, for example the Reform Club, the Savile Row 7 or Charing Cross Station in London, Le Gare du Nord in Paris, International Hotel in San Francisco or Broome Street in New York. Others are close to railway stations and harbours. Unfortunately, at the Suez Canal Street View is not available, so no postcards from there.
The route is: London, Dover, Calais, Paris, Mont Cenis, Torino, Brindisi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Singapore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco, Sacramento, Reno, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Des Moines, Chicago, Fort Wayne, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, New York, Cork, Dublin, Liverpool and back to London.
There is also the possibility to get these images as larger prints, or a customized sketch of your house, or address of your choice (if it's available on street view). The size of the prints are 45x32 cm (17,7x12,6 in), archival giclee print on hahnemühle paper. The frame is not included.
The postcards will be printed on 350g cardboard with offset printing in standard long size.
The pledge amounts on the right are in Canadian dollars!
Shipping costs will be automatically added to these rewards.
If you choose one, five or ten postcards, let me know which ones you would like, same goes with the print, here is a link where you can check the cities you can select: www.kolehel.com/streetview.html
So i hope you enjoy this project. Being the pioneer of embedded marketing and product placing, I think Mr. Verne would approve. A few years ago I also had a similar series called Google Street View Sketches so if you are curious have a look here
If you want to know more about my work as an illustrator check out my website www.kolehel.com
What is this?
For those who are not familiar with this site, Kickstarter is a crowfounding platform. By making a contribution you can help bringing creative projects to life. In exchange you will get rewards, for example the product itself - in this case the postcard box. You will only get billed if the campagne is successful.
If you have any questions send me a message.
Risks and challenges
The postcards are ready to be printed, the ones you see in the product picture are prototypes printed digitally and the box is handmade. To produce them this way is very costly and time-consuming. Thats why i would like to print them with offset printig. The quality is the same (or even better) and the price is more reasonable, but it's only possible to print it this way if you print a bigger amount. So thats why i started this Kickstarter project.
I dont see any obstacles, if anything unexpected comes up, i will let you know on time.
- (30 days)