One of the best parts of this whole mapmaking endeavor is that I can occasionally decide, on a whim, to give one or two away (my friends also all know what they’re getting for every wedding, baby shower, housewarming, etc.).
I was in a particularly bad mood last night, so I put out a question to the Internet(s): Who makes you love Philly? I was essentially bribing strangers to make me feel better with the promise of a possible papercut map, but the answers turned out to be super sweet, so I wanted to share them here.
I’m going to keep this one going for a little bit, so if you want to spread some love to a Philly friend via social media, tweet at me (@phillylovenotes) or post on the Instagram photo and tag that special person.
I just added two new maps to the Etsy store today. 8×10″ West Philly and the big 24×36″ custom woodcuts are now up for sale. I’ll be taking orders for the next couple of weeks so that everything is cut and delivered by the holidays.
Huge Philly Woodcut
Favorite Spot: All of Philly
I Am: Amelia. A native Honduran. A lover of the outdoors, ethnic foods, sports, and creative minds.
Years in Philly: 5 months
Current Home: Old City.
Favorite Spot: LOVE Park
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103
I am: Curious while cautious, I’m eager to do all I reasonably should to understand the world around me, others, and myself.
Current Home: Fishtown
Years in Philly: Born and raised here in Philly, I’m now thirty-years-old.
PRE-ORDER MAPS GO ON SALE TODAY
In an effort to raise money to support the blog, I’m selling papercut and woodcut maps of Philadelphia. All of these maps are based off of a 3’x4′ Philly map that I handcut during a brief stint of insanity. In an effort to make these cuts as authentic as possible, I learned how to use the lasercutter at NextFab and will be creating them all myself.
I’m taking pre-orders in order to raise the funds needed for materials and laser time. I can also only create a limited number between now and December 20, which is the date all cuts will be shipped by (in time for the holidays).
Custom cuts are created based off of an address provided by the buyer. An icon, such as a heart, can be cut at that location. Neighborhood cuts are currently available for Center City, Fishtown and South Philly. All maps can be purchased via Etsy.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com
$150, 8×10 Custom Woodcut on 1/8″ Baltic Birch
Favorite Spot: Divine Lorraine
Neighborhood: North Philly
Address: 699 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
I Am: A lover of Philadelphia’s rich history
Years in Philly: 17
Current Home: South Philly (LoMo)
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the woodcut and papercut maps I’ve been making both by hand and on the lasercutter at NextFab (which is like a playground for makers).
Favorite Spot: 5th Street bike tunnel
Neighborhood: Old City
Address: 5th Street between Arch and Race
I Am: Into ads, dogs, cycling and my ladyfriend Gwen
Years in Philly: 9 (nonconsecutive- I moved back in ’10)
Current Home: Point Breeze
Favorite Spot: The Pavilion in the Trees by Martin Puryear
Neighborhood: Fairmount Park
Address: It’s hard to find, but it’s close to the Japanese Tea House
I Am: A museum professional from Fairmount who loves animals and Philadelphia
Years in Philly: 3
Current Home: Fairmount
Favorite Spot: Washington Avenue Green
Neighborhood: Delaware River Waterfront/Pennsport
Address: Washington Ave and Columbus Blvd.
I Am: A librarian who loves to take advantage of all the culture and nature that Philly offers.
Years in Philly: 15
Current Home: Queen Village