For this new project I wanted to design the fantasy map I always dreamed of. Over the last twenty years, in my work as a graphic designer and mapmaker, I have enjoyed reading numerous books on lost continents, mythological animals, phantom islands and cartographic errors. However, I have never found all those ingredients gathered in a single fantasy map. That's why I decided to create "Lost Worlds", a poster in which I have compiled some of the main details about lost continents, historical errors on famous maps, islands that once were believed to really exist, fantastic animals... The documentation work has been meticulous and, for the final design, I have chosen the cases that I consider to be the most representative. It is, in short, a map to feed our imagination and our dreams.
Some details about this project
Here are some images of the printed poster (I have done several tests on matte paper to check the final quality) and also some detailed screenshots of the poster. You can view a full screenshot of the map here.
About the digital archives of this project
I have been sending fine art projects over the years by regular mail and I am well aware of the problems that usually occur with these types of shipments. Many times there are problems with deliveries, or there are returns because the material arrives defective. Therefore, as in my previous project, I have decided to distribute this new map only in high quality digital formats. With these digital archives, you can order the print of the map from a local supplier, without waiting for it to arrive by regular mail, or to arrive damaged. In addition, you can order as many printed units as you want, I do not put any limit to it. If you wish to reprint the map, you may do so without requesting permission of any kind. And, in addition to all that, I include the original project files, so you can edit and adapt it to your liking.
The map is distributed in three different formats and four sizes:
- High quality PDF (300 dpi), CMYK and RGB colour versions
- High quality TIFF (300 dpi)
- PSD for Photoshop, with all layers and editable objects.
- 24 x 36 Inches (60 x 92 cm).
- 18 x 24 Inches (45 x 60 cm).
- A1 (60 x 84 cm).
- A2 (42 x 60 cm).
You can get my templates to create maps
Several of the rewards include my complete collection of vector maps "Maptorian". Contains more than one hundred maps in AI format for Adobe Illustrator and PDF, all of them editable and with thematic layer structure, with which you can create all kinds of maps of the world, regional, national or similar. It is my favorite tool, a collection of maps that I have been improving for almost a decade. Here you can find detailed information about "Maptorian".
You can also get my "Minimal Geography" poster map
For some of the rewards I've added the possibility of getting my old project back (in case you didn't get it in my previous campaign in Kickstarter): "Minimal Geography" (see full screenshot of that map here).
1.- Lost Worlds poster (Digital Download). High quality PDF archives for print, 300 dpi, 4 sizes: 18x24 In, 24x36 In, A1 and A2. Also include high quality TIFF and Photoshop editable PSD.
2.- Lost Worlds poster + Minimal Geography poster (Digital Download). High quality PDF archives for print, 300 dpi, 4 sizes: 18x24 In, 24x36 In, A1 and A2. Also include high quality TIFF and Photoshop editable PSD.
3.- Lost Worlds poster + Maptorian Full Edition (Digital Download). High quality PDF archives for print, 300 dpi, 4 sizes: 18x24 In, 24x36 In, A1 and A2. Also include high quality TIFF and Photoshop editable PSD + Maptorian vector maps Full Edition, with more than 100 digital maps in Illustrator and PDF formats.
4.- Lost Worlds poster + Minimal Geography poster + Maptorian Full Edition (Digital Download). High quality PDF archives for print, 300 dpi, 4 sizes: 18x24 In, 24x36 In, A1 and A2. Also include high quality TIFF and Photoshop editable PSD + Maptorian vector maps Full Edition, with more than 100 digital maps in Illustrator and PDF formats.
5.- Custom maps. All the content of the reward #4, plus a version of the two posters customized with the phrase and/or logo/image you want below the title (digital download).
Risks and challenges
The designs are finished and I have done several high quality print tests for all sizes. As a digitally distributed poster, problems with manufacturing, handling and mailing are avoided. Throughout the duration of the campaign, I will review all the texts and graphic details on the map and prepare the final files, ready for high quality printing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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