prettymaps (boston)

Select your print and framing options

10"x8" SOLD OUT
$24

Custom Frame Learn more

14.0x16.5 - Black - Matted

14.0x16.5 - White - Matted      OUR PICK

Shipping available within the US only

14"x11" 234 of 500 available
$60

Custom Frame Learn more

16.5x19.5 - Black - Matted

16.5x19.5 - White - Matted      OUR PICK

Shipping available within the US only

20"x16" 85 of 100 available
$240

Custom Frame Learn more

22.5x27.5 - Black - Matted

22.5x27.5 - White - Matted      OUR PICK

Shipping available within the US only

40"x30" 1 of 2 available
$2400

Custom Frame Learn more

30x40 - Black - Framed to Image

30x40 - White - Framed to Image      OUR PICK

Shipping available within the US only

More About This Edition:

+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Artist Statement

 

I'd like to generate map tiles that give you that same dizzy feeling you get when you look down at a city at night, from an airplane. We've spent so long fussing over the relentless details in cartography that we've sort of forgotten what things (should) look like at a distance. This August 2010 version of prettymaps is codenamed "Isola" after the Finnish textile designer Maija Isola. At a time when the tools for making custom maps and bespoke cartographies are becoming easier and more accessible, it is nice to look back at her work and imagine the maps she might have made if she were alive today. prettymaps is an experimental map from Stamen Design.

* Road, highway and path data collected by the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project.

 

Aaron Straup Cope | See All Editions

 

Aaron Straup Cope is Canadian by birth, American by descent, North American by experience et Montréalais au fond. Aaron spent five years as a senior engineer at Flickr, focusing on all things mobile, geo and "machine tag" related, before leaving to join Stamen Design in 2009. Once upon a time, he was still a painter. Aaron does not normally speak in the third person. prettymaps is an experimental map from Stamen Design.