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Winners Announced – “Re-Imagine the Map of the World” Competition

We are very happy to announce, in association with the Center on Contemporary Art, the three winners of our World Map Design Competition. The challenge was to “Re-Imagine the Map of the World”.

1st place
Stephen Rock
Seattle, Washington
“World Map”
$500.00 prize
A full-size giclée print on archival paper
An invitation to sell their winning piece in 1-World’s online store

2nd place
Larry and Debby Kline
Escondido, California
“The Alchemist Afloat in the Gyre”
$250.00 prize
A full-size giclée print on archival paper

3rd place
Brita Ness
Seattle, Washington
“Subdivision”
$100.00 prize
A full-size giclée print on archival paper

We also would like to thank the many other artists who submitted inspiring pieces for the competition. With their permission, we will be exhibiting some of their works on our website in June. Stay tuned.

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3 things to know about Peel & Stick Murals

They’re really, really, really easy to put up.

We want everyone to have maps in their homes. But before you take the traditional route with the shoe box in the closet full of folded maps, allow us to recommend something a bit more glamorous and fully-guaranteed to start up an interesting conversation every time. A map mural.

But hold on. Do you do home repairs, carpentry, sheet rock, or plaster work? No? How about wall paper installs? Not that either? Then we don’t blame you for feeling more than a bit apprehensive about buying one of our giant murals and tackling it yourself. We were convinced that we couldn’t do it. Until we did.

First, let’s get the technical details out of the way. What are map murals?

We are printers. We print paper maps that can be laminated, mounted on spring rollers, framed, or prepared for mural installations. We have five printers that are each the size of a couch. They use pigment inks which are designed specifically for fade-resistance and long life.

We can print on special papers that are more like woven fabric than traditional paper. This kind of paper has a backing that easily peels off, revealing a tacky adhesive that does not stick permanently and allows the map to be re-positioned many times without leaving any marks, folds, or tearing.

Once you find an empty, non-textured wall that you think would be a great place for a map mural, choosing the right map from our online collection and taking some measurements is all you need to do. We’ll take your measurements and divide the map into panels that we print separately. We then package them up and ship them off to you with simple directions. A level, a pencil, and a little time is all you need.

And take it from us. You can do it.

Here is a video we made recently to show you how.

And a link to our mural page on our website.

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