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A typographic map - but with tongue-in-cheek stereotypes - from sandal-wearing Germans to siesta-loving Spaniards.
57 backers pledged £1,366 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi, my name's Jeremy and I'd like your help to create a large art print mapping the stereotypes of Europe, in detail.

We all have stereotypes in mind when we think of other countries and nationalities, especially if we haven't been to the country in question. They can be completely made up, scarily accurate or down-right rude. From the Italian stallion to the suicidal Swede, there is, of course, only a degree of truth in the clichées we have. Our stereotypes can make us cringe, pause for thought or simply crack us up laughing.

My finished typographic map will be proudly printed in Britain on beautiful matte 250gsm art card and measure 70x50cm, so ideal for frames bought on the high street.

Here's what the map looks like so far... bear in mind that the finished map will have a coloured background and the text will be white (but you get the idea, right?)....

prototype...
prototype...

Once hung pride of place in your home, the map is likely to become a focus of great debate and will surely bring much laughter into your home!

Each print will be numbered and signed by myself. One print of the finished map is £30 and includes shipping to anywhere in Europe, £40 for anywhere else in the world.

The map isn't finished yet (look out for updates here) and YOU still have a chance to give some creative input. You can help with suggesting stereotypes here (there'll be a different country in question each day) - the most popular stereotypes will then be included in the finished map.

naughty-but-nice!
naughty-but-nice!

As you can see, the stereotypes and all things typical are strategically placed on the map - "miracles" in Lourdes, "apes" in Gibraltar.

all things British (and Irish)
all things British (and Irish)

From deep-fried mars bars up North to Brighton rock down South!

Under the banner of curiousmaps, I have already produced a small series of typographic maps that have proven very popular. This new creation will be a great addition to the stereotypes series.

To thank you for your support, I have some interesting rewards on offer apart from the main reward being, of course, a copy of the finished print (£30 pledge reward). If you support me to the tune of £50 I will send you a copy of the finished stereotypical Europe map PLUS my "Greater London Food Map" - this is what it looks like.

The map measures 50x50cm and is printed in cupcake pink on high quality 250gsm art paper.

For a much-appreciated £5 pledge, you will receive a typographic greetings card in royal blue made up of British stereotypes and all things jolly British. The card will come cellophane-wrapped and complete with envelope. It is A6 in size and blank on the inside, so ideal for any occasion!

NEW REWARD - as there is less than a week left for the project to run, I thought I might offer an extended reward....

For a plegde of £100 or more I will send you the finished Europe map, and a copy of each my Spanish, German and British stereotypes maps!

Here's what the other maps look like.

Thanks so much for your support.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is probably that I don't receive enough backers to get this project off the ground! However, besides that, everything should run pretty smoothly. My tried and trusted printers are at the ready and other logistic matters are in hand.

The printing process will only begin AFTER the project is fully funded, so expect your prints to be ready some time in July.

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    Every drop of funding helps. Thanks a lot. I'll send you a .png image of the finished stereotypical Europe map and be grateful forever more.

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    GREETINGS CARD - You'll get a fabulous curiousmaps greetings card depicting stereotypes in Britain, plus a .png image of the finished stereotypical Europe map and I will indeed be grateful forever more.

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    THE MAP - You'll receive a beautiful full-sized print of the finished stereotypical Europe map (70x50cm) printed on high quality matte art paper, plus a .png image of the finished stereotypical Europe map and my undying gratitude.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $63

    THE MAP - You'll receive a beautiful full-sized print of the finished stereotypical Europe map (70x50cm) printed on high quality matte art paper, PLUS a 50x50cm art print of THE GREATER LONDON FOOD MAP, plus a .png image of the finished stereotypical Europe map and my eternal gratitude.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $125

    NEW REWARD - You'll receive the finished stereotypical Europe map, PLUS a 70x50cm art print of the UK STEREOTYPES MAP, plus a 70x50cm art print of the GERMANY STEREOTYPES MAP, plus a 50x70cm art print of the SPAIN STEREOTYPES MAP to complete the collection, plus a .png image of the finished stereotypical Europe map and my everlasting love.

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