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Saint Martin Map Print
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Saint Martin Map Print

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$22.00
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$22.00

It's French it's Dutch it's neither it's both. Euros for sweet cocktails on white sand beaches.

The contentious ownership of this island has been a long part of its development over the past 300 years. It started with Columbus' naming the 34 square km area for Spain. Then different people kept showing up and killing each other in circumstantial situations, finally landing at the split French-Dutch allocation. For a brief stint during the Napoleonic wars, Britain owned it, but that dissolved after only ten years, and it went right back to the assortment we have today.

ABOUT THE IDEA
So why all the circles? Research indicates that GPS's are hindering our ability to create mental maps of our surroundings. My maps aim to install a "Map from the Mind" for each city, simplifying structures and districts in the simplest terms. Each design is taken as a new challenge, using the knowledge of locals to create a map that is both beautiful and useful.

FRAMING
Have you noticed that frame shops never go out of business? There's a reason. It's a highly specialized skill that requires individual attention. I recommend using your local framer.

Alternatively, frameusa.com has standard sized frames with many options. 

ABOUT LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method that I am obsessed with. All Letterpress are slammed with 600 pounds of pressure, creating a deep, tactile texture. The ink gets embedded into the thick soft paper so it won't fade within your lifetime. Read more about letterpress printing here.

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