Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Crumpled city maps

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Just yesterday I met with my friends, who have a 3 year old daughter and they dared to take a vacation that consisted mostly of sightseeing. Interestingly enough, their trip was very successful, and they had a great time. What stuck with me from the story, was how the explorer Dora (yes, that is her real name) discovered a map on that trip and was always trying to help them find their way around. And when I tried to imagine how a 3 year old would treat a map, I remembered Crumpled City Maps.

Award winning maps by Helsinki based Italian designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso for Palomar, apart from being practically indestructible apparently have all that you need from a tourist map: main sights, parks, museums and galleries and in addition they have a list of 10 Soulsights ("...places that are chosen to excite you. These are places filled with intense emotions that are brought to life by the people passing through or stopping off in them.Visit these places and you will feel like an artist, a poet, a photographer, a director, a lover and a dreamer.") AND they can be crumpled. No need to fold it back to it's original form (which, we all know is impossible).

New in the series are Crumpled City Junior maps, featuring "several not-to-be-missed Junior spots".

 Crumpled city is on sale now on fab.

1 comment:

  1. The story is getting even better and more interesting due to fact that Dora's first sightseeing tour was thru Italy; visited and navigated her parents thru Florence among other cities (although it was a map of Venice she used all the time, her instructions were absolutely creative and very funny:)) - this product is also an Italian design, from Florence!:) Thanks Petra! It’s a great idea, now I am a little bit sad that we didn’t knew about it before the trip, we could enjoy Rome even more (if that's possible:)!