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Monday, February 6, 2017

Artsy Fartsy: Modern Map Art

Greetings once again to another Artsy Fartsy segment where we showcase artists of all types from around the Pennsylvania area. This time our featured artist Jennifer B with Modern Map Art.

Modern Map Art was founded in 2016 after Jennifer returned from her honeymoon where she was lucky enough to travel all over the world. With an appreciation for different cities, cultures, and a passion for cartography (the science and practice of drawing maps), she decided to take all that she had experienced to create her special brand of artwork. 

In her own words Jennifer states that, “Since I was very young, I was passionate about maps -- atlases, vintage maps, street maps -- anything I could get my hands on. I loved seeing how the urban sprawl had developed over time, and how when you look from above the lines look like an organized chaos over the city which tells it's own story. 

I started using city grids and imagery to put together with colors that represented that city to create posters and art that would look good in anyone's home or office. We started with cities we were familiar with here in the US and we're going to expand to cities all over the world. Our designs are elegant and modern, with a touch of nostalgia for anyone that has a connection to the city.”

Through her website, Modern Map Art, you can see that passion shine through as you browse through hundreds of maps from cities not only throughout the world, but also Pennsylvania favorites - Philadelphia, Carlisle, Bethlehem, Bloomsburg, Lewisburg, Allentown, Gettysburg, Camelback Ski Resort, Latrobe, and of course our favorite - Pittsburgh.

Modern Map Art / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Map
24" x 36" Print / Black with Yellow Roads

Speaking of the steel city, Jennifer graciously sent us a 24" x 36" inch sample print of the city of Pittsburgh and we could not have been more impressed with in both design and quality of the final reproduction. Printed on thick 10.3mil paper with rich black and vibrant gold inks, it expertly represents an aerial depiction of Pittsburgh rarely viewed in an artistic way until now. Also, for anyone worried about the packaging that the artwork arrived in, don't worry - It showed up at our doorstep in a meaty poster tube, double wrapped inside to ensure it’s protection. Again, we can’t say enough nice things about the final product we received from Modern Map Art.

So if you love Pittsburgh and want a way to show it off to anyone who walks into your home, dorm, or office, then you will want to grab up one of these prints now! They come in five different sizes - 8” x 10”, 12” x 18”, 16” x 20”, 18” x 24”, and 24” x 36” starting at $29.99 (which includes all shipping and handling) and come in five different color variations of black, white, and gold depending on your tastes. 
Modern Map Art / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Map
18" x 18" Throw Pillow / Black & White,  Yellow Rivers

Also, if you love the art prints and want more you’re in luck as Modern Map Art also features 100% polyester throw pillows in varying sizes (all cut and sewn here in the USA) and polycarbonate phone cases as well, also in variant color stylings depending on your personal preferences! 
Modern Map Art / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Map
Phone Case / Black & Gold,  White Rivers

With that said, the gang from Pittsburgh Underground encourages you to check out Modern Map Art at ModernMapArt.com and browse the hundreds of beautiful creations from Jennifer B. They are top quality products and a unique way to enjoy your favorite cities and resorts. 

We also have a permanent link to Modern Map Art on our Pittsburgh Links page under the heading Pittsburgh Art Scene / Local Fine Artists. Also, for those of you from our fair city of Pittsburgh, check out the quick links below for the Pittsburgh-sentric offerings from Modern Map Art

Modern Map Art / Pittsburgh Print

Modern Map Art / Pittsburgh Throw Pillow

Modern Map Art / Pittsburgh Throw Pillow

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