I originally created the book as part of an independent study course in cartography.
Fewer than ten people saw it, and then it sat on my shelf for the next eleven months.
When the piece finally came out of storage (here's a post about that), it generated a lot of interest. Thanks to the positive response that it sparked, I took on the challenge of reproducing the book so I could share it further.
I hope to take the design from a unique object to an edition of 50 to 100 copies, which I will not be cutting by hand as I did with the original! This challenge includes reproducing the 3D model efficiently as well as improving ancillary features including the binding and text.
This blog exists for several related reasons: to document the project, to allow me to both explain and show the story of its making, and to help me organize and vocalize my thoughts throughout that journey.
This project is more than a final product; it's a process that has already afforded me many opportunities to learn, to share, and to connect with great people.
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Thank you for reading!
p.s. I've put together a quick overview video of the book: