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large: (B1) 70 cm x 100 cm:
original design size
small: (A1) 59 cm x 84 cm
SEE MAIN IMAGE ABOVE
(Cornwall & Devon are
90 x 90 cm)
frame widths between 1.9 and 2.8 cm
district maps are A2 (59 x 42 cm)
A2 (42 cm x 59 cm)
or 50 cm x 70 cm
one size per borough check which size is applicable to each borough
Each map follows the same design standards in colour choices and composition. The principle aims were to design a map based on antique cartographic styles, but updated with contemporary design choices and to create a map that is both beautiful to look at, incredibly detailed, accurate and informative.
Where the style diverges most from antique cartographic styles, is in the use of white space around the map. Many maps are very crowded. Here I wanted to give room for the map to breath and take centre stage.
The level of detail is quite dense but scaled so you can enjoy the map and read details from across the room, but as you get closer more and more detail and information becomes apparent.
To add greater value, all the maps are populated with what I have called 'Sites of Significant Historical & Cultural Interest'. These are researched from the National Trust, Historic England, English Heritage & Britain Express. The entries are written by myself highlighting the salient and interesting historical facts from each site. Reading and researching about an area will often reveal important sites that are not attached to the above institutions but included on their obvious merit.
paper & printing
a 270 gsm weight, off-white ivory, matte fine art archival paper is used
the latest inkjet printing technology is used. A HP z9 ink jet printer, one of HP's latest and greatest printers. this is a 9-ink system with this type of printing often referred to as 'giclee' printing
this offers greater protection of the artworks longevity with 100-200 years quoted to guarantee its integrity against fading colours
Giclee print on paper: HP Matte Litho-Realistic Paper is a fine art paper that imitates more expensive high-end inkjet printing papers. With high quality and durable materials, HP Matte Litho-Realistic Paper is a cost-effective option for printing fine art reproductions.
This heavy, offset paper features a smooth surface texture and matte finish with a natural white colour. As a buffered paper with a colour stable coating, fine art prints on HP Matte Litho-Realistic Paper will last for up to 100 to 200 years with proper care.
Designed for artists or studios with high productivity, HP Matte Litho-Realistic Paper features flexible processing and instant handling in addition to outstanding image quality. Produced in Switzerland, HP Matte Litho-Realistic Paper is designed to work best with HP DesignJet printers and HP inks.
an alternative to paper is printing on white cotton polyester canvas
this is only offered for framed options, no print only option
there is no glazing between you and the artwork allowing the colours to really sing. without glazing and the glare this creates you can see the artwork clearly from any angle around the room.
the canvas is stretched around a separate frame before being set inside a display frame.
a string hanger is screwed in and cushioning pads applied to the bottom corners.
because the artwork is exposed its best to hang these where elbows and hips can't do any damage, typically above a good piece of furniture.
There are 4 frames choices available
2 are a natural wood finish of light walnut, one thicker at 28 mm and a thinner option at 19 mm
2 are a matte black finish, one thicker at 28 mm and a thinner option at 21 mm
There is no difference in price between each frame. Price differences only occur with size
if you order a framed print, your artwork will arrive ready to hang
each print and frame is made to order
your print with your frame will be 'dry mounted' which is the process whereby a print is bonded to a board using an adhesive heat activated tissue giving a smooth, crisp finish. This prevents the artwork moving or the paper being deformed by changes in temperature & moisture, ensuring its integrity for a lifetime. For a clearer insight into dry mounting watch this brief third party youtube video
the frame is completely sealed at the back to ensure environmental changes don't impact the artwork
using glass is simply not an option when delivering framed artwork like this, especially with the large sizes involved
courier companies don't insure glass in picture frames and breakage rates are high
a 3mm thick high grade extruded acrylic or plexiglass is used.
it is lighter than glass making shipping more affordable and the artwork more convenient to hang
50% greater transparency than glass with obvious benefits to viewing the artwork
frame options - all 4 the same price
thin matte black
thick matte black
thin light walnut
thick light walnut