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Maps – Zeroperzero

August 26, 2013

Happy monday people and a special happy bank holiday (the last one this year until christmas) to my fellow british readers. There is already a hint of autumn in the air but i hold out much hope for september. Let’s hope we still have a few more warm and sunny days ahead of us.

I think we can safely say that i am map obsessed. Yes, it’s true. There’s something about a map (in all varieties) that get’s my inspiration juices flowing. I’ll introduce you to some of my fabulous maps books in the monthly my library category

This got me thinking. Why is it that so many people love maps, be it making maps, reading maps, sketching maps et cetera? What is our obsession with it? Whatever it may be, it’s so exciting to see courses and mini-movements springing up. If you haven’t yet heard of anne’s map making class on skillshare, do take a look. It’s literally for all ages, levels and stages and there’s no experience or software required. It’s only $20 and once you enrol, you’ll have access to the classroom forever! This is an important part as we’re all busy and i refer back to the class and its excellent resources often! Plus you can meet some pretty cool people too and have even more connections worldwide. Take a look what people in the very first class produced. Amazing, no?

On a separate note, has just launched their own map lab – a quest to find, explore and make maps.

I say, the more the merrier. We can all learn from each other, share and compare notes. How wonderful is that?

In the spirit of maps, let me introduce you to the very cool zeroperzero and some of their fabulous city railway system maps! I’m completely in love with their latest amsterdam edition.

Take a look at london, osaka, tokyo and nyc here below. What wonderful prints they make.















Are you a map lover? I’d love to know. Why not check out my maps board on pinterest! See you thursday x

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  • Reply Anne Ditmeyer (@pretavoyager) August 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks for the sweet shout out! Finally got to see the Zero per Zero maps in person this summer. Bought the Paris one at Merci during their Paris themed installation. Now I think I need to buy another one for my dad 😉

    • Reply tina September 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Pleasure Ms:-) Yes, read they had an installation over at Merci. Must have totally rocked!

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  • Reply leah of sang the bird August 27, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I love maps too. The funky graphics and awesome colours make these maps coffee table worthy! I just popped over and looked at their Amsterdam edition and it is truly beautiful!!

    Hoping you get more sunny warm weather my dear xx

    • Reply tina September 2, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      I know you do:-)

      Gosh, isn’t the Amsterdam one just divine. Would have to have it as a poster. Someone posted a home somewhere where they had many of ZeroperZero prints framed on their walls. I booked marked it but might not be able to put my hand to it now.

      It’s still sunny and warm. Hurray!!!!! xx

  • Reply Natasja August 27, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Oh, these look amazing!

    I took / am taking Anne’s map class too and love it. So much creativity and interesting ideas.

    • Reply tina September 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you. Hello fellow Map student:-) Yes, I refer to it often and am (at least) mentally preparing my map project!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Parisbreakfast August 27, 2013 at 10:23 am

    LOVE your Pinterest page!
    I’m a map addict too

    • Reply tina September 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you Carol and good to know you’re a fellow Map addict! x

  • Reply Catherine Bedson August 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I’ve noticed you’ve been pinning alot of maps on pinterest. Maps are the window to possibility and adventure, I loved it at primary school when we were asked to draw a treasure map! The completed maps from the course are soo good and so is your pinterest page. Noted the cool map of Australia in there! xx

    • Reply tina September 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      “Maps are the window to possibility and adventure”… how beautifully put Catherine.

      Oh, those treasure maps, I remember..
      Yes, I love looking at the completed Maps, so clever and simple!

      Haha! I must pin other stuff too. I’ve gone Map obsessed and forget everything else xx

  • Reply Lena August 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Yep, I’m a fellow map lover (and (lazy) fellow student in the class) I love the bright colors in the maps you showed here – I might have to get the NYC one, a trip’s coming up very soon!

    • Reply tina September 2, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      Hahaha! You and me both together ( I have a feeling we’re not the only ones!!)

      Oh, a trip to NYC. You bloggers travel like crazy! You’ve just been to Thailand…. Good on you x

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey August 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I love maps too, Tina! I just wish I was better at reading them, I believe there are some people who are meant to be able to read them and then there are those who are meant to find a “new” way. Nevertheless, I love maps and I admire your passion for something so special. I must follow you on Pinterest now! See you over there! 🙂 Have a great day! Jocelyn xx

    • Reply tina September 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Haha! Who said I’m good at reading maps??? That still doesn’t stop me from being obsessed with them:-)
      Thanks love. Will check out your Pinterest too xx

  • Reply geraldine August 29, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I’ll be honest with you Tina, I’ve never really thought much about maps but that may now change. Love the ones you have shown in your photos. This map course sounds interesting. x

    • Reply tina September 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      It’s not a common thing to think about Maps as art or design. They are usually functional and practical. Nice if you can see them in a different way now.
      The Map course is fascinating xx

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey September 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I’m usually one for wandering in a city and seeing where it takes me. Of course, once lost a map always helps! I do refer to my iPhone maps, but probably not quite the same as the real thing.

    I love your fascination of and love for maps. It’s truly a beautiful thing. And it helps me to appreciate these wonderful creations and works of art even more.


    • Reply tina September 2, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      I’m glad I can inspire… Maps can be wonderful Art and expressions of anything. A map, by default, is linear and helps us to orientate ourselves… we can make them into anything we want and learn from them.
      Thanks G xx

  • Reply Louise - 30s Magazine September 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Oooh these look good! Are that stickers I see to mark your favourite spots? I have to find these in the Netherlands. Haven’t seen them yet,but I’ll be on the look out now.

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