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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Lord Of Maps: Coffee Table Book With Over 70 Maps

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment!  Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.  The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal.  Please enjoy today’s featured project!

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Do you love a good map? Could you spend hours poring over Google Earth, looking at random islands and tiny villages up in the mountains? Me too.

I love maps. I love looking at them, memorizing them and making them. Over the years I’ve drawn a sizable multitude of them. From Japan to Indiana, Africa to Seattle. It’s been more than just a hobby, it’s become my great quest.

This project is a great way to encapsulate my journey so far. I’ve learned so much and have improved my craft with the help of some great artists.


The Book

What better way to showcase 75+ maps than a big ol’ coffee table book? This book is designed to be displayed. Meaning, it should look good if you leave it out on your table. It is full of beautiful drawings, colorful pictures and some light reading.

The main attraction is the collection of the 50 US states. I have written a little something for each state (some thoughts and fun facts) and included detail shots of each map.


Book details

It is 12 inches tall and 10 inches wide. That means it opens up to a beautiful 20 inch spread. You’ll notice something unique about the design. All the words are written in my handwriting (I scanned in my handwriting and turned it into a usable font). All other little details are also hand drawn….except the barcode.

Here are the specs:

  •  Hardcover wrapped in fabric with gold letters
  • All pages are in full color on high quality paper.
  • 190 Pages
  • 10 inches x 12 inches
  •  Epic dust jacket (the sleeve that goes over the hardcover)

As of September 2nd, this project has raised $75,000 of their $6,000 goal. This project has 20 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $19, you will get a sticker pack.  For a pledge of $65, you will get one hardcover book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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