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
Favorite Spot: Philadelphia, from the Divine Lorraine to Pennsport
I Am: Chris Monroe
Years in Philly: 4
Current Home (neighborhood): Passyunk Square, South Philly.
Favorite Spot: Bredenbeck’s Bakery
Neighborhood: Chestnut Hill
Address: 8126 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
I Am: A mom, fiancee, government employee and baker
Years in Philly: 26
Current Home: Mt Airy
I’ve decided to start selling papercuts to help fund a redesign of Philly Love Notes. The website needs to be more functional as a Philly resource, and to put it bluntly, it needs to look nicer. I don’t feel comfortable putting advertisements or sponsored posts on the blog, and I’m still not completely sold on Kickstarter. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, Twitter or the blog, you’ve seen the evolution of my papercuts, which I’ve decided to start selling.
Below are some examples of custom pieces. They are all hand cut, and therefore take many hours each (and have been priced accordingly). The maps and home portraits are completely customizable in relation to size, paper color, and location, but don’t come framed. I’ll be taking limited commissions at a time, so if you’re interested, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m also working with NextFab to learn how to lasercut. Once I’ve gotten a hang of that, I’ll be making copies of the large Philly map made earlier this summer and some more detailed neighborhood maps. Having access to all the machines brings up tons of possibilities for Philly-centric things to make, so if you have suggestions of what you’d like to see, please let me know.
CUSTOM PAPERCUT MAPS
(please email about pricing)
CUSTOM HOME PORTRAITS
STARTING AT $125