Grafomap

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Grafomap
Private
IndustryDesign
Founded2016
FoundersRihards Piks and Karlis Bikis
Headquarters,
Area served
Global
Key people
Janis Lazda Lazdins and Rudolfs Janitis
Websitegrafomap.com

Grafomap is a Latvia-based design company known for combining OpenStreetMap data with design filters allowing people to create colorful map posters of any place in the world.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

History[edit]

The company and the team is located in Latvia, but the prints of posters and maps are actually printed and shipped from Los Angeles as well as Riga.[11] Grafomap was founded in 2016 by Rihards Piks and Karlis Bikis.[11][1][12][13][14]

According to the co-founder Rihards Piks, the start up was inspired by Snazzy Maps, a Word Press plugin which coloured the maps for contact pages of websites. The idea transformed into creating real maps for people who would like to use the maps as wall posters and highlight areas of personal importance to them.[15][16] This focus on memories of individuals to be used as interior art form became the driving force of the company's business model.[16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23]

The start up has been featured in numerous mainstream fashion, art and business outlets like The Guardian,[24] Chicago Tribune,[2] Launching Next,[25] The Coolector,[26][27] Simply Grove,[28] PSFK[29] and Product Hunt[30] for their maps focusing on regions of sentimental value and the mapping as a decor per se.[31][32][33][34][35][36][37] The founders have also been interviewed as entrepreneurs and experts.[38][39][40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "How Would You Design Your Hometown as a Graphic Map Print?". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Pearson, Laura. "GrafoMap makes for inspired wall art or genius gift". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  3. ^ "DIY Designer Maps : DIY Designer Map". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  4. ^ Yau, Nathan (25 July 2016). "Custom Map Poster Tool →". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Créez une cartographie de votre ville préférée en deux clics avec Grafomap - Color pastello". 23 August 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  6. ^ "custom printed maps with grafomap". 24 July 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Map Out Your Memories with a Custom Grafomap Rural Mom". 8 August 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  8. ^ "A Name, a Good Book and a New Map - zevy joy". 13 July 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Meet GrafoMap and Turn Your Favorite Locations into Art Maps - Game On Mom". www.gameonmom.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Bringing Vacation Home with Grafomap - The Kissing Booth Blog". 22 March 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Create and Order CUSTOM MAP POSTER". Grafomap. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  12. ^ "decordots: Minimalist city maps by Grafomap". decordots.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  13. ^ "With GrafoMap Art Maps There's No Place Like Home #Partner". Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Grafomap : Quand les cartes deviennent des oeuvres d'art". 14 April 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  15. ^ "How Would You Design Your Hometown as a Graphic Map Print?". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Grafomap - Minimalissimo". Minimalissimo. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Gifts That Dad Actually Wants: Travel". 30 April 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Share Your Favorite Places with GrafoMap - Tried Guide". 10 July 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  19. ^ "GrafoMap Custom Map Prints Make a Great Gift for Dads and Grads-Giveaway - Mommy Kat and Kids". 16 June 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  20. ^ "Grafomap : transformer une map Google en oeuvre d'art". www.jonathan-menet.fr. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  21. ^ "#grafomap #grafomaps #traveler #explorer #maps #home Archives - Beaautifully Wild". Beaautifully Wild. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Kids Space on a Budget with Zevjoy - Nesting With Grace". 29 August 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  23. ^ "Father's Day Gift Guide - Well-Traveled Wife". Well-Traveled Wife. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  24. ^ Carter, Kate (8 June 2017). "Father's day gift guide: from beer and backpacks to pickles and PJs". Retrieved 12 December 2017 – via www.theguardian.com.
  25. ^ "GrafoMap: generate a map print of your favorite place". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Grafomap Posters". 20 March 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  27. ^ "Grafomap DIY Tool Lets You Design Cool Maps of Any Place". 12 May 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  28. ^ "Custom Map Posters for your home from Grafomap -Simply Grove". 6 April 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  29. ^ "Create A Minimalist Map Of Your Favorite Place on Earth". 17 May 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  30. ^ "Grafomap - Product Hunt". Product Hunt. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  31. ^ "April 2017 – Velvet Sugar". velvetsugar.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  32. ^ "Map Posters and Art with Special Meaning to You". 25 July 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  33. ^ Tribune-Review. "Homework: Turn a favorite location into abstract art". TribLIVE.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  34. ^ "DIY printed wall art with minimalistic geographical maps". 29 July 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  35. ^ "Map Out Your Memories with a Custom Grafomap". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  36. ^ data:blog.pageTitle. "Mi espacio de trabajo". www.lagarbatella.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  37. ^ Tribune, Laura Pearson. "GrafoMap makes for inspired wall art or genius gift". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  38. ^ "Interview: Grafomap on getting started with ecommerce and running an online store - Blog - Printful". 28 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  39. ^ "Turn a map of anywhere into wall art with GrafoMaps (we did Lancaster) - Hotfoot Design". 23 March 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  40. ^ "Putting Malmö on the map, Grafomap style". www.myscandinavianhome.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.

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