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68 vibrant cities to choose from. Let the sunshine reflect your favorite city every day in a new light. At home. In your office.
68 vibrant cities to choose from. Let the sunshine reflect your favorite city every day in a new light. At home. In your office.
68 vibrant cities to choose from. Let the sunshine reflect your favorite city every day in a new light. At home. In your office.
624 backers pledged €33,343 to help bring this project to life.

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City Map Posters reflecting your URBN city love

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See your favorite city in a new light every day

You love city trips? You love to recall your tours? …and you love design?

Then have a look at my unique city map posters with a mirror effect. Never seen before. Unique by reflecting the sunshine in your surrounded space.

URBNreflections is a new way to see urban city structures. Printed with matt varnish and white color, on a special silver mounted cardboard, you can see the streets and places in a reflection.

NYC poster shown in 50x70 cm size.
NYC poster shown in 50x70 cm size.

 

...let the sunshine in.
...let the sunshine in.

  

Every angle gives a different look
Every angle gives a different look

A cool and elegant mix of the urban structures of major cities across the globe, designed to be a shimmering work of art, creating various visual effects on its glossy silvery surface depending on your position when facing it.

 

detail - NYC Manhattan
detail - NYC Manhattan

….an ideal world tour! Mapping is very in indeed and I honk you guys have found an unexpected language to picture it. Bravo!  

Carlo Giordanetti, Creative Director, SWATCH International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More examples of cities follows the next days. Stay tuned...

CITIES

You love more than one city? No problem. We will create 50 popular cities for you. Just choose your favorites.

• Amsterdam AMS • Barcelona BCN • Beijing PEK • Berlin BER • Boston BOS • Budapest BUD • Buenos Aires BUE • Cape Town CPT • Chicago CHI • Cologne CGN • Copenhagen CPH • Dallas DAL • Hamburg HAM • Hanover HAJ • Havana HAV • Hong Kong HKG • Houston HOU • Istanbul IST • Las Vegas LAS • Lisboa LIS • London LON • Los Angeles LAX • Mexico MEX • Miami MIA • Milan MIL • Montreal MTL • Moscow MOW • Mumbai BOM • Munich MUC • New York NYC • Oslo OSL • Paris PAR • Philadelphia PHL • Prague PRG • Rio de Janiero RIO • San Diego SAN • San Francisco SFO • Seattle SEA • Shanghai SHA • Singapore SIN • Stockholm STO • Sydney SYD • Tel Aviv TLV • Tokyo TYO • Vancouver YVR • Venice VCE • Vienna VIE • Warsaw WAW • Washington WAS • Zurich ZRH

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STRETCH GOAL 10k

Reaching 10.000 Euro – I will add 10 more cities: • Atlanta ATL • Auckland AKL • Brussel BRU • Detroit DTW • Melbourne MEL • Portland PDX • Rome ROM • Taipei TPE • Toronto YYZ • Seoul SEL

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STRETCH GOAL 20k

Reaching 20.000 Euro – I will add 8 more cities: • Baltimore BWI • Edinburgh EDI • Madrid MAD • New Orleans NEW • Odessa ODS • St Petersburg LED • Rotterdam RTM • Seville SVQ

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REWARDS / SIZES
Support my campaign and get a really unique city poster. It comes in 5 sizes to fit in your home ...or your office. The frame, as seen here, is not included.

To order 2 or more posters. Just multiply your single poster pledge and add once shipping costs. After campaign end you can choose your cities.

For change your pledge, visit the project page and click the blue “Manage" button that appears next to your pledge amount. Select "Update your pledge" on the following page. Then change the pledge amount manually to the multiplied amount.

Should you desire different sizes, start with the biggest size you’d like and work your way down. Add up the single prices and let me know via backer messages your choosen poster sizes.

DESIGN

Each print has a minimalistic design using the international three digit flight code of each city and based on optimized Open Street Map information. Built-up areas are shown in a matt varnish and water surfaces are shown in a shade of white.

Optimizing the OSM files
Optimizing the OSM files

PRINTING 

The city scape will be printed in a matt varnish and a shade of white on special cardboard (329 gsm) mounted on a silver aluminium foil with the aid of a digital screen printing UV machine.

Printing in progress and thorough quality control
Printing in progress and thorough quality control

The thickness of the layers of the printing ink becomes tangible to the touch by standing in relief on the cardboard. With the light being refracted off the matt varnish, a thousand dazzling effects soon have the person looking at it mesmerized. 

effect details of matt varnish and white colour
effect details of matt varnish and white colour

SHIPPING 

Each poster from size L and XL will be shipped in a cardboard tube which will sit inside a second outer cardboard box to provide extra protection. Furthermore each poster will be especially protected by placing a glassine sheet on its printed side before rolling it up.

ABOUT ME

Hi, I am Christoph and I enjoy exploring cities. When I am back at home sitting at my kitchen table, my mind keeps wandering back to all the exciting places I have been to. But some day I thought to myself, wouldn't it be great to have a visual memento of my travels. And that's how I came up with URBN reflections.

I would like to extend my very special thanks to the people who gave their time and thought to help me lift this project off the ground. They include:

Jens Anders, George Grant, Anysha Stiller, Tarek Hafiz, Axel Kienast, Georg Gartner, Detlef Reiners / 123map.de, OSM OpenStreetMaps

Let the urban joy begin !

Christoph

more info: www.urbnreflections.com

Risks and challenges

The printing process has been checked thoroughly and merely the artwork needs to be completed.

The aim of my project is to fund a sufficient print run of URBN reflections posters. Prices have been set with this in mind. However, delays may occur in the worldwide shipping of the posters, as the size of the printing orders might vary depending on the final degree of acceptance.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.10

    -THANK YOU-

    I truly appreciate your support by helping me to bring URBN REFLECTIONS into existence!

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    1 URBN CITY poster XS

    4.5″ x 5.9″ | 10 x 15 cm
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    1 URBN CITY poster S

    8.3″ x 11.8″ | 21 x 30 cm
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    1 URBN CITY poster M

    11.8″ x 16.5″ | 30 x 42 cm
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    1 URBN CITY poster L

    19.7″ x 27.6″ | 50 x 70 cm
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    1 URBN CITY poster XL

    27.6″ x 39.4″ | 70 x 100 cm
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    27.6″ x 39.4″ | 70 x 100 cm
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