Handcrafted 3D Map of your home town

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  • Commission a unique papercut street map
  • Choose any location in the UK (but please note, that if you are in a costal location, it may be necessary to centrethe map back from the coast a little.
  • All maps are created AFTER discussion with the artist, Andrew Fordham, to ensure the perfect design
  • Full Refund if not totally satisfied with design proposal
  • Every map handcrafted by the artist
  • Available Framed or Unframed
  • A choice of 4 colour options.

Who wouldn't love a map of their local area or that special place immortalised in a unique and intricate papercut artwork? See the streets where you used to play as a child or the local park you enjoy at the weekend, your favourite beach perhaps?

By commissioning a papercut street map, you will get to work on a one-to-one basis with Andrew as he creates an intricate design based on your chosen location and colours using his recognisable minimal and modern style. Every map is handcrafted by Andrew, of Plan B Creations, in his floating studio before being gift-wrapping, carefully packaged and shipped - all in the space of around 3 weeks from the design being signed off. Typically covering an area of approximately 4 x 6km (OR 2.5 by 3.5 miles), one of Andrews maps will show all of the roads, railways and major footpaths in your chosen area. The design will also incorporate all major water features and green spaces.

Once your order has been placed, Andrew will endeavour to get in contact within two working days. He will answer any questions and discuss your requirements before working with you to up with one or more design proposals that incorporate your target location.  Andrew will send you the proposed design(s) as an email attachment for review and approval. If either you or Andrew are not completely happy with the design, a full refund will be provided to the original payment method you used to make the purchase. Once the final design has been agreed, Andrew will get to work with the painstaking work of creating the detailed cutting template and then cutting it in your chosen style and colours.

Andrew will clean, mount and if required, frame your map to your requirements before carefully gift wrapping the finished artwork and shipping it to your chosen delivery address.

The papercut street maps will typically be cut from three cut layers with a background. Occasionally, Andrew may propose more than three cut layers for a design but this is completely at his discretion! All designs are cut from premium acid-free heavyweight card to ensure a long life. The card used measures 30cm x 40cm with the cut area measuring approximately 21cm x 30cm.

Andrew cuts the maps using a laser cutting machine he custom built for the job, enabling him to offer these artworks at a price point that would otherwise not be possible. However, every piece is still painstakingly finished by hand using just a scalpel, fine brush and a needle.

Unframed Orders

  • Unframed maps will be packaged in a clear cellophane envelope with a mount and backing board.
  • As different techniques are available to frame papercut art (e.g. floating vs. mounted flat), we don’t secure the artwork to either the mount or backing board so that it ensures all framing options are available.
  • To achieve the layered shadow/3D effect look as seen in our product listings & to ensure longevity we strongly recommend that each layer of card is sandwiched & between separated from the next layer by a 2mm sheet of Perspex or glass and the frame then sealed with framing tape.
  • If taking this approach, we also recommend that you do NOT use anti-reflective/anti-glare materials as the spacing between the layers results in the anti-reflective material obscuring the fine details of the design
  • Extreme care should be taken when handling the cut card as the designs are both delicate and may also contain a very small amount of soot on the cut edges which could smudge if rubbed.Important: These artworks if properly cared for and protected should last a lifetime. They are designed to be framed and protected behind Perspex or Glass, leaving them exposed can result in a significant shortening of enjoyment!

Framed orders

  • The artwork will be supplied mounted in a black frame measuring 43cm x 33cm x 3cm that is designed for wall hanging (Orientation dependent on the map design)
  • We use a white single bevelled acid-free mount exposing approximately 29cm x 20cm of the cut card
  • The designs have a protected front sheet of Perspex and then each layer of the design is separated by an additional sheet of Perspex to create the layered effect as seen in our listings.

Signed & dated orders

In pencil, Andrew will note the location of the design (e.g. 'London E14' or 'Bath') before signing & dating your artwork in the bottom right-hand corner.

Map Source

  • These are produced works that contain information from OSM that is available here and made available under the Open Database License (ODbL)
  • We use a scale of approximately 1: 20,000 as we found it provided the most visually pleasing effect

Delivery

  • As these are handmade to order please allow up to three weeks for delivery (Although we will endeavour to get your artwork to you sooner!) .
  • If you have an urgent artwork related emergency please get in contact with your requirements including desired timings and we will see what we can do.
  • All items will be well wrapped and packaged to minimise the risk of 'accidents' occurring in the post.
  • All deliveries will require a signature upon receipt.
  • UK deliveries typically take 2 - 3 business days and international deliveries 3 - 10 days.
  • We ship to UK destinations via express services, please get in contact if you would like to discuss shipping to other locations. Please be advised that any pre-agreed International shipping charges DO NOT INCLUDE the applicable import duties or taxes that are due upon entry into the destination country. All duties and taxes are the responsibility of the customer, and must be paid at the time of delivery. Please contact your local customs office for more information.

Returns & Refunds

  • As these goods are bespoke (Tailor-made to order), returns & refunds are not accepted once the design has been agreed and work on the cutting template has commenced.
  • However, we will happily work with you to replace any goods that arrive in a damaged or faulty condition and do so free of charge

Placement

Whilst we use top-quality acid-free and UV resistant materials in our goods, for maximum longevity please avoid hanging the goods in direct sunlight, areas with excess moisture or dampness (e.g. bathrooms) or places with varying levels of heat (e.g. directly above a fire or radiator)

Cleaning

Perspex, as used in our framed products needs care when cleaning as it is possible to scratch it. Please clean by wiping with a dry lint free soft cloth or with a feather duster.

Product Details
PublisherPlan B Creations
Series3D Multilayer
Product TypeFramed Wall Map
ScaleScale 1:20 000
Dimensions30cm x 40 cm

Delivery

All items that are in stock will show a delivery timescale of 1-3 working days.  If your order consists solely of these items, then dispatch is within 1 working day of purchase with the exception of framed and customised items which may take up to 14 days.

If your order is a non-stock item, the delivery timescale on that item will show as 3-7 working days on the product details.  In these instances, dispatch is usually 3-5 working days with delivery in 5-7 working days.  If your item is delayed for any reason, we will update your order to provide an explanation of the delay, although it is not always possible to say how long the delay will be. The item will be kept on order for up to three months and supplied to you when it becomes available. After 3 months, we will cancel the order or the remainder of the order unless you ask us to keep it on back order for longer. Incomplete orders will be held until the remaining items come into stock, unless we anticipate a long delay. At our discretion, incomplete orders may be sent out as partial shipments if we anticipate that an item may take some time coming in to stock.

See full details of our Delivery Details here

Cancellations - non personalised/bespoke items

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (formerly the Distance Selling Regulations) provide consumers with the right to a 'cooling-off' period to allow you to change your mind. Under these regulations, you have the right to cancel your order, without explanation, within 14 days of delivery (starting the day after you receive the goods) and to return the goods for a refund within a further 14 days (28 days in total). The Distance Selling Regulations do not apply to businesses nor to individuals who are trading or acting as a trader (buying goods to re-sell for profit) because no-one is the 'Consumer'. This means there is no 'cooling-off' period and the order cannot be cancelled once processed.

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Cancellations - personalised/bespoke items

Where an order is placed for an item which is to be personalised or is bespoke, cancellation is not possible once production has started and these are expressly excluded from The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (formerly the Distance Selling Regulations).

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