Jan 12 17

How a restaurant has tracked their global customers with our Large World Map

by Alice Carter

Phil’s Fish Market in the USA has used our very own World Political Wall Map to pinpoint where their customers are visiting from. The results of this are truly incredible!

This map is the fifth version in the restaurant’s 13 year history.

Considering the town of Moss Landing has a population of 204 (as of the 2010 census data), makes the results even more impressive! With patrons encouraged at the entrance of the restaurant to mark on their hometown using the pins from a large bowl, it’s only a matter of time before there will be a sixth version of this map!

Why not try this idea at home with our Large World Political Wall Map? You could mark on where friends and family are in the world or places which you have visited over the years. You could even use each coloured pin to represent different categories i.e. ‘place’s we’ve been’, ‘place’s we would like to go,’ & ‘where family and friends are based!’ See if you can rival how many pins Phil’s Fish Market has managed to fit on our world map!

Where would you put your pin?

Where would you put your pin? - (Image: DonkeyLightning)

Spot Europe under the map pins!

Spot Europe under the map pins! - (Image: DonkeyLightning)

The USA taken over by map pins!

The USA taken over by map pins! - (Image: DonkeyLightning)

Jan 10 17

3 ways to celebrate Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017 – with maps!

by James Carroll

Last month, Pantone revealed their Colour of the Year pick for 2017 – Greenery – chosen for its symbolism of a reconnection with nature, one another, and a larger purpose. As map-makers, we’re huge fans of all things green. Our planet has some beautiful, leafy terrain and we’re always trying to find new ways to showcase that beauty and vibrancy in our products. Many of our most popular wall maps have a distinct green theme, so we thought we’d bring a few of them together to celebrate a greener 2017!

Huge World Wall Map - Environmental

Huge World Wall Map (environmental) - without flags

Huge World Wall Map (environmental) - without flags

This detailed map pitches forest greenery against a brilliant blue ocean backdrop, and makes a stunning centrepiece for any room, office, or classroom. It also doubles as an interactive learning tool, as well as providing inspiration and appreciation for the diversity of terrain we enjoy on this planet.

‘The World is Art’ Wall Map - Green

'The World is Art' Wall Map - Green

'The World is Art' Wall Map - Green

Our ‘World is Art’ map prints are among our top selling products so, naturally, we had to include a green version. Available in a variety of finishes and sizes, with the option to frame, this print will add a pop of green to any room, or compliment an existing green colour palette.

Glow in the Dark Map of the World

Glow in the Dark Map of the World

Glow in the Dark Map of the World

This fun and educational map for the younger members of the family glows as green at night as it does in the daytime.

We couldn’t be happier with Pantone’s choice for 2017, and wall maps are the perfect way to add a colourful focal point to any room. Not a fan of green? We have many other colours and styles to choose from, from vibrant watercolours to muted, antique tones. Browse our full collection at mapsinternational.co.uk

Dec 21 16

Travel bloggers we loved in 2016

by James Carroll

The Maps International team are all passionate travellers so, naturally, we relish the tales of other travel enthusiasts. With more and more adventure-seekers taking to the web to document their travels, and invite us along with them to share the journey, comes – literally -a whole world of fresh inspiration.

It would be impossible to list all the fantastic international travel blogs we’ve discovered, read, and loved recently, but we wanted to show some love for a few of our favourites, whom we also had the pleasure of collaborating with in 2016…

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Beyond Blighty

Arianwen Morris was once crowned ‘Most Fearless Travel Blogger’ and we certainly agree. In 2016 she has been snorkelling, canyoning, and freediving, and has explored caves in Vietnam, as well as paddle boarding in the Phillipines. If you’re the active type of traveller, who can’t stay put on a sun lounger for more than 2 minutes, and yearns to get out and explore every inch of every place you visit, her blog is a must-read! Ari is also a proud owner of our Text Art World Map Canvas.

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She Gets Around

We love Jenny Lowthrop for her philanthropy and her ability to use her adventurous spirit for good. Earlier this year, Jenny took up the challenge to #RoamForChange in aid of Toybox charity, helping the world’s street children. As well as fundraising and volunteering, Jenny also managed to take in Belize, Ibiza, Paris, Guatemala, and Montenegro in 2016. She certainly does get around! Jenny is a fan of our Personalised Antique World Map.

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Where’s Mollie?

Londoner Mollie Bylett is currently in the middle of a 4-month solo travel adventure, taking in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. Mollie loves an adventure, but we love that she also takes the time to pamper herself while on her travels and manages to find a touch of glamour in every destination she visits. Mollie used our Personalised Classic World Map Pinboard to plan her current adventure.

We worked with some amazing travel bloggers in 2016, and we’re always on the lookout for new blogs to follow to get our fix of the exotic while in the office. We have big plans for our blogger friends in 2017, so watch this space! 

Dec 21 16

Adventures Ahead with Our Range of Personalised Maps

by James Carroll

In this blog, we will be highlighting our top personalised products that are a perfect gift to someone or yourself if you are a traveller. These maps could be used to track previous adventures, or design your own trip around the world! Our maps could also be a great reminder of any New Year’s resolutions you have set yourself, and make sure 2017 is the year of travel.

Personalised World is Art

Our World is Art map is a stylish map, which comes in 6 different elegant colour tones to make sure it will suit most room schemes.

Personalised World Is Art Map

Personalised World Is Art Map

This map would be used to remember previous travels, and could also be used for planning new trips you would like to do in the future. On this personalised map, you can choose a title and subtitle. Another way to personalise the map would be with additional pins and travel tags.

Personalised Antique World Map

This map will give any room a vintage look. It is simply stunning, and would be a great wall piece in any home.

Personalised Antique World Map

Personalised Antique World Map

Our personalised map is another great opportunity to reminisce adventures that you have had, or would like to do in the future. On this personalised map, you can choose a title and subtitle. Another way to personalise the map would be with additional pins and travel tags.

Personalised Classic World Map

This map uses classic-style muted tones which gives it that elegant look. Complete with political detail, this really is the most stylish and practical personalised map we offer.

Personalised Classic World Map

Personalised Classic World Map

On this personalised map, you can choose a title and subtitle. Another way to personalise the map would be with additional pins and travel tags.

Personalised World Travel Map

This section of our personalised maps is the political version. This means every country is a different colour and their boundaries are clearly shown. All major towns and cities are featured and capital cities are clearly marked.

Personalised World Travel Map

Personalised World Travel Map

On this personalised map, you can choose a title and subtitle. Another way to personalise the map would be with additional pins and travel tags.

To find out more about our personalised products visit - http://www.mapsinternational.co.uk/personalised-maps.asp

Dec 21 16

Great Gifts For Future Travelling And Adventures!

by James Carroll

As the year is nearly over, here at Maps International we have decided to create a blog about 5 great products we offer that we think would be a perfect gift for travelling. These products would be great to start the new year with, and plan where your next adventure will take you.

Large Political World Wall Map – Without Flags

Our Political Wall Map is a stunning piece and a clear and bright design. This map is one of our most popular products, and would look great in any classroom, office or study.

Large World Wall Map (political) - without flags

Large World Wall Map (political) - without flags

This wall map features every country in a different colour, and all major towns and cities are clearly shown. This map, as with most of our maps comes in a variety of finishes. This makes it suitable for a variety of locations.

Doodle World Map with Crayons

Our World Doodle Map is a great way to teach children about the world we live in. The map is easy reading, and has all continents, countries and rivers clearly shown.

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle World Map With Crayons

The map is also supplied with crayons so children can colour the countries in. We also offer a UK version of the doodle map.

Neutral World is Art Wall Map

Our World is Art Map is a unique and stylish range of design driven World Map created to look fantastic on your wall.

The World Is Art - Neutral

The World Is Art - Neutral

The map includes all major town and cities, and contains hill and sea shading. This makes the world jump off the map towards you! This range is available in 6 colours, meaning this map can suit any room or style.

Venice City Skyline – A1

Our Venice City Skyline is a bright and colourful piece. With bold, dynamic and exciting colours, the city is brought to life. It also adds a contemporary feel and a splash of colour to any wall where the artwork is placed.

Venice City Skyline - A1

Venice City Skyline - A1

Turquoise Paris City Street Map Print

Our Paris City Street Map is the ideal gift for a city lover. It would also be a great gift for someone who is planning to visit or has already been to the City of Rome.

Turquoise Paris City Street Map Print

Turquoise Paris City Street Map Print

This minimal yet stylish print includes the River Seine. This is clearly shown as well as other Paris landmarks such as the Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower.

To find out more about these products and other great deals visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk

Dec 8 16

Last Minute Map Gifts! 5 best loved products with next day delivery

by James Carroll

While some people do all of their Christmas shopping months in advance, others take time to research the perfect gift for the special people in their lives, and others are just too busy to shop.

Christmas can be a hectic time for all of us, but we’ve made it easier to get that perfect gift in double-quick time with next day delivery on some of our best-selling products…

Great for Creative Types

World Map Colouring Poster for Adults Pack

World Map Colouring Poster for Adults Pack

Colouring-in is a pastime that is growing ever popular by the year, This pack of 2 map colouring posters feature an abstract style made up of relaxing circle patterns, and is a great way to unwind after the madness of the festive season. Could this replace the annual family jigsaw event??

Give a Room a Face-Lift in Time for Christmas

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas project, an after-dinner talking point, or just want to make an impression with your home décor this Christmas, our Giant Classic World Map Mural is the perfect feature for any room in the home and will provide endless enjoyment all year round.

Perfect for Tweens

Glow in the Dark Map of the World Pack of 2

Glow in the Dark Map of the World Pack of 2

Give some inspiration for young explorers with these Glow in the Dark World Maps, which are just as eye-catching at night as they are in the daytime. These posters look great in bedrooms or family rooms, and also couple as an engaging educational tool.

Activities for Kids

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Suddenly stuck for a Christmas holiday activity for the kids? Our Kids Doodle World Map comes already equipped with a pack of crayons, and is a great way for kids to get creative whilst also learning more about the world they live in. You could even map out Santa’s journey as they go!

For Gap Year Travellers or Jet-setting Executives

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

Know someone with big travel plans? Our Scratch the World Print is one of our all-time best-selling products and is the perfect way to keep track of the trip of a lifetime or look back on destinations visited. Scratch off each country as you go to reveal a colourful and detailed world map to display and treasure forever.

Order any of these products before 1pm for delivery on the next working day for stress-free Christmas shopping. To view all of these products, and lots of other quick-fix options, visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk/next-day-maps

Dec 8 16

Christmas Gifts For Children Under £30!

by James Carroll

As Christmas is nearly here, it can be difficult to find the perfect gifts for your Children. Here at Maps International, we have decided to give you our top 5 gifts that are under £30 for this year. These gifts would create hours of fun over the Christmas period.

Origami World Map Craft Kit

This gift is great for children over the age of 8 years old. They will be able to learn how to fold traditional origami animals from around the world in this fun-filled map set.

Origami World Map Craft kit

Origami World Map Craft kit

The pack comes with 8 different types of animal instructions and an origami styled map of the world. Overall, this pack has been designed to inspire children’s interests about the world around them.

Our craft kit range also includes a make your own globe and a London 3D model kit.

Doodle World Map with Crayons

This map would be the perfect Christmas present ad would create hours of fun. Our doodle map allows children to learn in a fun way and includes easy reading fonts, countries, continents and rivers are clearly shown to give the best experience.

Doodle World Map With Crayons

Doodle World Map With Crayons

This map is supplied with a pack of crayons so children can colour countries in. We also include a UK version on the doodle map, and offer the world Doodle Map in a pack of 2.

Animal Map of the World

This colourful and vibrant map of the world features many different animal characters. If you look at the map, you will be able to see that animals are shown in their home continents!

Kids Animal Map of the World

Kids Animal Map of the World

Our kid’s animal map of the world would look great in a children’s bedroom or nursery wall for a fun way to help younger children learn about the world.

Mythical Monster Map

Our Mythical Monster Map shows forty five incredible looking monsters from around the world. It also includes a description of the monster’s origin and their characteristics.

Mythical Monster Map

Mythical Monster Map

The background of the map shows all country boundaries with the names and the Monsters placed on their country of origin. In this range we also have a Monster colouring in map and a Monster glow map.

Kids Cartoon Map of the World

This map is a fantastic way to teach children about the world we live in, and great for children aged 5 upwards. The detailed illustrations show people and local culture, animals and marine life, famous natural features and manmade landmarks plus a range of other fun illustrations.

Kids Cartoon Map of the World

Kids Cartoon Map of the World

The World Map itself shows the Continents, Sea and Ocean names and also shows hill and sea shading.

To find out more about these products visit our range of kids maps - http://www.mapsinternational.co.uk/kids-maps.asp

Dec 7 16

Great gifts for every City Dweller!

by James Carroll

In this blog we will be bringing you some great gifts for city dwellers. Here at Maps International we have many different products for people who have lived in these cities, aspiring to visit this one day or just have a general interest in the city. In this blog we will be bringing you 4 products for this occasion.

These products could be a gift to yourself, or given as gifts to remember where you onced lived or even a house warming present to your new home in the city!

Watercolour Map of London

Watercolour Map of London

Watercolour Map of London

This map is created from abstract watercolours, and covers the central of London. This map would look great in a home, or even an office. The map is finished on a canvas meaning you can hang it up to show off a different version of how you can see London. This would be a great gift for someone who enjoys the city on London, and would like something colourful to brighten up their home.

Paris City Skyline

Paris City Skyline

Paris City Skyline

This bright and colourful watercolour is the city of Paris. It includes bold, dynamic and exciting colours and it brings the city of Paris to life. This skyline will add a contemporary feel to any wall where the artwork is placed.

A-Z Historical Canvas Map Central London

A-Z Historical Canvas Map Central London

A-Z Historical Canvas Map Central London

This map is a historic A-Z map, and is an extract taken from the London Street Atlas. This would be the perfect gift for someone who has an interest in the city of London.

This historic map includes bus, trolley bus, tram routes and also shows the streets of London as they were just before the Second World War.

Charcoal Rome City Street Map Print

Charcoal Rome City Street Map Print

Charcoal Rome City Street Map Print

Our final product of the blog is a street map print of the city of Rome. It has been designed to be a minimal yet stylish print. The River Tiber is clearly shown as well as other Rome landmarks such as the Vatican City.

The print is available in a choice of 4 colours, this is the charcoal option. The print can also come with an optional white or black wooden frame.

To find out more about these products visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk

Dec 1 16

Gifts for the traveller

by James Carroll

If there is someone you know who enjoys travelling then they will love all of the products featured in this blog. Here at Maps International we supply our customers with great gifts to remember or plan their future travels.

Below will feature some of our main products that we think are a perfect gift to someone or a gift to yourself that will never let you forget about your adventures.

Rome City Skyline

This is a bright and colourful watercolour skyline of the city of Rome. This piece has bold, dynamic and exciting colours which bring the city of Rome to life.

Rome City Skyline

Rome City Skyline

Finished on a canvas, this would be a wonderful gift to be put on a wall and be admired by anyone who will walk past it. It could be a gift to reminisce previous travels or a destination you are aspiring to go to.

Personalised World is Art Map

The World is Art range is designed to suit most colour schemes, and is the perfect gift to someone to remember their travels. It can also be a treat to yourself, and you can use this map to plan your future adventures.

Personalised World Is Art Map

Personalised World Is Art Map

The personalised version also lets you make the map a little more special. You can add a title and sub-title to the map and can choose from a range of 6 colours. The map also comes in a laminated and board mounted finish, or in a white wooden frame.

Barcelona City Street Print

Our city print range is a great gift for city lovers or can be given as a memento from an amazing trip. Our Barcelona City Street Map is a minimal yet stylish print. Streets and parks are clearly shown and cover areas such as the Gothic Quarter.

Straw Barcelona City Street Map Print

Straw Barcelona City Street Map Print

Our range of city prints come in 4 different colours and have a finish of Matt Art Paper and come with an optional black and white frame.

Scratch the World

Our Scratch the World is a brilliant concept allowing you to document your travels as you go about them. Every time you visit another country, you can just grab and coin and scratch off you recent destination to your ever changing map.

Scratch the World Print

Scratch the World Print

Cities are also shown on the top layer of the map, meaning if you want to visit other places in the country you can still record this on your very own personalised map. The map is printed on high quality silk paper and can also come in a white and black wooden frame. We also offer maps like this in a USA and Europe version.

Three Peaks Map Print

This is the perfect gift for someone who has or is aspiring to do the iconic 3 peaks challenge. Included on the print are the coordinates of the 3 highest peaks in the UK that are climbed during the challenge, and stylised lines showing the routes people take between each peak to complete the challenge in 24 hours

Three Peaks Map Print

Three Peaks Map Print

This map is part of a range of 4 iconic routes. The other 3 are:

- Backpacking South East Asia

- Land’s End to John O’ Groats

- Route 66.

All of these are made on paper and come with an optional white or black frame.

To find out more about all of these products visit www.mapsinternatinal.co.uk

Nov 29 16

Mega Posters - The Centrepiece of Any Room

by James Carroll

Christmas is around the corner, and buying presents for someone can sometimes be difficult. In this blog, we will be showing you 5 of our products that are great mega posters, and a great gift this Christmas. These maps could be given as a special gift to someone or even a treat to yourself after all the hard work you’ve done buying presents for your loved ones.

Huge Political Wall Map

This politically coloured wall map features every country as a different colour. All major towns and cities are featured on this huge map and capital cities are clearly marked.

Huge World Wall Map Poster (political) - Laminated

Huge World Wall Map Poster (political) - Laminated

The map also features hill and sea shading for an overall vibrant effect, and would be perfect for the home, office or even given as a gift because of the variety of finishes we offer.

Huge Antique World Map

This map is a stunning and stylish Antique map that is an elegant wall piece and would look great in your home or office as the focal point of your room.

Huge Antique World Map

Huge Antique World Map

This map is extremely popular due to its muted tones. It comes with political detail, meaning the countries are shaded in different tones as well as country boundaries and cities are shown.

Huge Classic World Map

Our huge classic world map would be a great centrepiece in any home or office. This is due to its great detail as well as being stylish but still a very practical wall piece.

Huge Classic World Map

Huge Classic World Map

Countries are shaded in different colours to give it political detail, boundaries and cities are clearly shown so you can make the most out of this stunning wall piece.

Giant World Map Mural – Blue Ocean

This Giant World Map Mural is supplied on strips of wallpaper to make it easy for you to fit it in any room in your house or office.

Giant World Map Mural - Blue Ocean

Giant World Map Mural - Blue Ocean

This map is politically coloured, and features all major towns and cities. Vibrant effects are added with hill and sea shading.

Giant world Map Mural – Classic

The final map is the classic version of our murals. This piece is contemporary and is also supplied on strips of wallpaper. This is one of Maps International’s best selling world maps, and is the finest map you’ll find!

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

Giant World Map Mural - Classic

This map is also politically coloured, and features all major towns and cities. Vibrant effects are added with hill and sea shading.

To find out more on these products visit www.mapsinternational.co.uk