About this project
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OMGPosters: "A Pretty Great Kickstarter Project"
Slate: "Bearded Germans Draw Delightful 'Bucket List' Map of the World"
GOOD: "This bucketlistmap will cover every place you need to visit"
Dudeiwantthat: "... an ultimate authority on where in the world to go prior to leaving it"
UPDATE: Funding Goal reached within 48 hours
UPDATE: 1st Stretch Goal reached within 72 hours. Free Pins&Yarn for everyone!
UPDATE: Stretch Goal reached: We add the option of a scratch-version of the bucketlistmap! (more in the FAQ)
UPDATE: Final Stretch Goal reached: Free Blank Maps for everyone! (more in Update #6)
Awesome Maps are makers of, well, awesome maps! We’ve come to Kickstarter to make the bucketlistmap, a map that covers all the places you’ve got to see before you kick the bucket.
But one thing's missing: you! We want to incorporate our backer’s suggestions into our awesome map, so read on to learn how to help us make maps awesome again!
What maps used to be
We think this map is awesome!
500 years later...
Well, not so awesome anymore...
We're German, we've got beards, and we're making maps awesome again!
We’ve already awesomized a few maps:
For our Kickstarter backers, we’re doing a limited edition print of our maps, where each one will be numbered and signed by Lars!
The Best Part: You’re Part of the team!
Maps help us view our planet (or other planets) in new and different ways, but we also think they’re a great tool for connecting people around the world. That’s why we want our backers to be part of the process, suggesting and voting on which destinations make it onto the final bucketlistmap!
We'll collect your ideas into a list and you'll vote on the top locations and activities (exact voting method TBD)!
We’re excited to be making a bucketlistmap that’s by the crowd, for the crowd!
Where We Are Now
Why We Need Funding
Printing is expensive, and high quality, eco-friendly printing and packaging is even more expensive!
We love our planet so we try to produce as little waste as possible. So with all the packaging material we use paper instead of plastic wherever we can. All tubes, stickers etc. are custom made for our maps.
And, to give you a sneak preview of what my apartment will look like for the next few months, here’s a GIF of your humble bearded German cartographer packaging hundreds of surftripmaps:
Risks and challenges
We’ve already successfully designed, executed, printed and shipped hundreds of surftripmaps, snowtripmaps, and footballmaps. We know what it takes, we know how long it takes, and we’ve got the experience and know-how to get it done.
There are, however, some possible risks:
We get sick: This is probably the biggest risk. If something happens to me or Lars, it could be a setback. But we’re typically healthy individuals, and we don’t think this is a serious threat to our project.
Printing: Printing is expensive, and the printer we need is rare. Should something happen with our current printer, we have several backups. These maps will be made!
Fulfillment troubles: Anyone who’s dealt with bulk shipments knows that fulfillment can be a less-than-awesome process. We’re already partnered with a fulfillment company and have already shipped hundreds of maps to loving homes.
Armageddon: It could come at any time, and we should all be prepared! Beyond probably melting our printer and burning up all our paper, Armageddon could potentially seriously revise the Earth’s topology - what with evaporating oceans and raging volcanoes - necessitating a significant redesign of bucketlistmap. We’d do our best to work around this challenge, and try not to be too repetitive with the fire pit illustrations.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes! Don't worry about shipping costs. If you're in the US, Australia, Germany, Russia or China. The shipping costs are the same: 0.00$
After the campaign is done, we will send a survey to all the backers and ask for your desired combination to make sure everyone gets what he/she wants.
The scratch edition is 100% ADD ON. No one is required to get a scratch map and your current rewards don't change. The standard map has NO scratchy surface.
Just add $25 to your pledge. After the campaign we will send a survey to make sure everyone gets the right maps.
No, sorry. Making these scratch maps is really expensive so to be able to offer this sweet discounted price we can't do it any other way. Also it keeps things really simple!
No, we are working hard on that. Some print insights, to make the scratch version we will:
1. Add a very strong, shiny and thick coating that will protect the actual print. After the first print is allowed to rest, it's inserted into a different machine which applies this special protective coating.
2. Then we add the gold scratch coating and let that dry.
3. Then we add the black country outlines and country names as an additional layer.
4. When the maps are stored, we add protective paper layers between them so they don't get too friendly and scratch each other off.
We think the process of revealing the locations on a map is great. It mirrors the discovery element of actually exploring those places through travel. We're excited to bring that same discovery to our physical map (even if it all comes off in one euphoric scratching frenzy).
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