I love maps. I really do. Especially
subway maps. They're so beautiful in their simplicity. I can stare at
them for hours. With Mapuccino, I wanted to capture their simplicity
in a more personal context: the intimate moments that make up people's
lives. Do you love maps too? Read on!
Can you guess this famous couple?
Above is a sample Mapuccino for some friends of mine, let's call them "Romeo" and "Juliet". The markers reflect the locations of key moments in their lives. They picked them out and I did the rest! Go ahead, roll over the map to get a glimpse of the story behind each point. Want your own Mapuccino? Read on!
How To Get Your Own Mapuccino
Select the location of your markers on a Google Map and name them.
I use a variety of tools to design your map.
In about a week, your work of art is ready!
FAQ (Please read, important stuff!)
How much is a Mapuccino? $70 for a 11"x17". $90 for an 18"x24".
What type of printing and paper? High quality-digital printing on a gloss paper.
How much is shipping and tax? $5 for U.S. shipping. Standard 6.25% sales tax in MA. Need international shipping? Contact me!
What parts do I (the customer) provide? Marker locations, names, and the title/subtitle. It helps to fill out this worksheet first.
Can you give me some ideas for markers? Hometown, school, college, first date, proposal, vacations/favorite day trips, favorite restaurants/hangouts, current home, former homes, workplaces, places you hope to visit ... HAVE FUN!
I'm having trouble getting started. Help! Watch this informative video!
How many markers can I specify? 10 at a minimum, 30 max. 15-20 works well.
Can I really place markers anywhere in the world? Yes, but I may have to move any outliers in to the borders of the image for aesthetic reasons.
How long can the marker names and title/subtitle be? 20 characters max. 10-15 works well.
Does every map get a logo next to the title? A simple and "beautifully-utilitarian" logo will be designed based on your title. But if you'd prefer no logo, no problem.
Can I decide on the lines and colors used? No, not yet. For now, a variety of vibrant colors will be used and the lines are left to my creative process.
Can I see a proof of the image before it is printed? Sorry, I don't have the time to provide proofs right now. What's unique about my pieces is that you get to be intimately involved in their content. The rest is left to my creative process.
Can I be more involved in the creative process? Sure, if you're interested in more of a one-on-one commission, I'm sure we can work something out. See an example of a more customized Mapuccino here.
Do you sign every piece? Yes, with an edition mark of "1/1" to denote it's an original.
Do you offer framing? No, not yet. You should be able to find inexpensive standard-size frames easily.
What occasions are popular for gifting Mapuccino's? Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, Festivas ... you name it!
Where did you come up with the name Mapuccino anyway? Meet Cappuccino.
Who are you? Check out my sculptures and bio here!
My question isn't listed above! Contact me!
Want to give a Mapuccino as a gift? Gift certificates are available! The certificates are mailed free-of-charge (in the U.S.) and domestic shipping for the Mapuccino is included. Note: If you would like me to mail the certificate directly to the recipient, click "Add special instructions to the seller" when checking out and write a short message to the recipient. (e.g. "Congratulations! Next stop: happily ever after.")