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£30
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 28 2014 10:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Top o' da mornin' to ye!

My name's Jeremy and I'd like your help to create a large art print mapping the stereotypes of Ireland.

Many of you may be Irish, be related to someone Irish, feel Irish or indeed know someone Irish. For a small country, the Irish do get around! But what does it mean to be Irish, what is typical of the Emerald Isle?

We all have stereotypes in mind when we think of other countries and nationalities, especially if we have some connection to that country but maybe have never been there. These stereotypes we have can be completely made up, scarily accurate or down-right rude. Our stereotypes can make us cringe, pause for thought or simply crack us up laughing. But let's not get upset, it's all part of the craic!

My finished typographic map will be lovingly printed 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... now with white text.

Typically Irish - prototype...
Typically Irish - prototype...

Once hung pride of place in your home (next to your "céad míle fáilte" sign ["welcome" in Irish] ), 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 £25 and includes shipping to anywhere in Europe, £35 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 - I think I've got a lot of them covered, but the most popular stereotypes will then be included in the finished map.

County Clare
County Clare

As you can see, the stereotypes are strategically placed on the map - "huge cliffs" and "rain" in Clare, "Ronan" in Dublin etc.

Dublin
Dublin
Cork
Cork



Under the banner of curiousmaps, I have already produced a small series of typographic maps that have proven very popular. I hope you agree this new map 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/£40 pledge reward). If you support me to the tune of £50/£60 I will send you a copy of the finished stereotypical Ireland map PLUS my "British stereotypical map" - this is what it looks like.

Typically British!
Typically British!

Both maps will obviously compliment each other wonderfully. The map measures 70x50cm and is printed in royal blue 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!

Typically British greetings card
Typically British greetings card

For a plegde of £100 or more I'm offering a DELUXE REWARD - You'll receive the finished Irish map as above, PLUS a 70x50cm art print of the British stereotypes map, PLUS a 70x50cm art print of the Germany stereotypes map, PLUS a 50x70cm art print of the Spain stereotypes map. That's four prints in total. Here's what the other maps look like.

Typically German!
Typically German!
Typically Spanish!
Typically Spanish!

And in a QVC-style....but wait, there's more. For a pledge of £130 or more I'm offering an ÜBER-DELUXE REWARD. You'll of course receive the finished Irish map, PLUS a 70x50cm art print of the BRITISH STEREOTYPES MAP, plus a 70x50cm art print of the GERMANY STEREOTYPES MAP, plus a 50x70cm art print of the SPAIN STEREOTYPES MAP, plus a copy of the limited edition EUROPE STEREOTYPES MAP (as featured on kickstarter) to complete the collection.  Here's what the Europe map looks like.

Typically European!
Typically European!

 Thanks so much for your support.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk I can see is basically that I don't receive enough backers to get this project off the ground!! However, apart from that issue, and with a dose of Irish luck everything should run pretty smoothly. My trusted printers are at the ready and I'm all set to pack and post.

The printing process will only begin AFTER the project is fully funded, so expect your prints to be ready some time early July. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again, be jesus!

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