Amsterdam map is a classic prospective view of 45 degree angle handmade full illustrated map of the wider center of the city.
Portrays an area of 12 square km – 4 km length x 3 km width, which is the wider center of the city, including the very heart of it, the historic center of Amsterdam.
Points and portrays as they appear in they basic architectural form , 87 most significant -in our assessment – sightseeing: 56 monuments and 31 museums.
Has a topographical accuracy of 99% (or 1% loss) against any other topographical map!
Has an index of all mentioned features above for an easier detection in the map.
Contains 99% of the names of Streets, Canals, Squares etc.
The creative part of the project was completed during 2007-8. The Amsterdam s map is the fruit of 15 months, or about 3.750 hours of creative work.
3 months scouting the field. That includes walking through the city (all 12 square km)from the biggest avenue to the smallest alley, taking pictures, videos and sketching on the spot of all the significant features of the city.
2 months designing the prospective 3D model of the depicted area`s topographic map, in a handmade prototype size 1m x 1,60m. This is performed only with the use of a pencil and a grid with great emphasis in the topographic accuracy.
2 months designing all the visual information that has been collected during the scouting process, on the 3D model. This is the part while the map gets its full illustration and it`s been performed also with pencil so as to be possible any correction or addition during the design process.
3 months of applying the inks. During this process and after a cautious evaluation of the previous pencil design we start the inking procedure. It`s been performed handmade with the use of very fine and thin rapidographs of several kind of point diameters. It is a one of the most rafinate and elaborate part of the design process.
3 months of coloring. After the inks are finished, we remove carefully with a soft rubber any remaining trace of pencil and we are ready to start the colors. This is performed handmade with pencil watercolors and it is exactly the point when the map is actually getting alive!
2 months of digital rafination and completion. After all the handmade design are finished the prototype is scanned in a tube scanner so as to create a digital form of it and prepare it for print.
During this process we restore digitally any error that might escaped our attention in the previous stages of the design and we add all the helpful details that will give to our map its value of use, beyond its value as a piece of Art: the name plates of the streets, squares , park`s canals etc.
These are not possible to be included in the handmade design, as well with the markation of all the significant buildings and areas that our map signifies and promote to the reader.
The illustrated map we offer, is not a simple artistic representation. It constitutes a precise, in scale, 3D copy of Amsterdam's famous centrum, visualising through the illustration all the topographical, architectural and cultural details. It displays and highlights all points of interest in a pleasant and readable way and can be safely used as a guide map for navigation in the urban area by the visitor.
Highly appreciated by the reader, for their usability and aesthetic value, our illustrated maps are all ways the first and best choice, especially for the travellers, since they constitute a tool that can minimise the stress of navigation and excite the exploration mood. Any customer who gets the option to acquire and use such an efficient tool of stress-free informative comprehension and visible joy, 9 to 10 times will chose it, against any other option.
Our illustrated map of Amsterdam, holds an added value to contribute in hospitality services, and certainly could be utilised to meet the following, constantly present, professional needs of hotel operations:
a. PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH A FUNCTIONAL NAVIGATION TOOL Your visitors need to find their way through the city is meet by a unique artwork of the highest topographic accuracy that stands beyond and above than anything else. The whereabouts of monuments, museums, transportation, as well as the exact location of your hotel (if located within the area depicted in our map), are presented in a most accurate, colourful and joyful way.
b. PROMOTE AND ADVERTISE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES The constant need to promote ones service's to a wider clientele around the world is meet by offering your customers the option to acquire a customised commemorative item that after their departure can be the most vivid image of the city to keep and transfer to their family members and friends, which of course is an additionally constant view of your service's to many more recipients.
Our illustrated maps have as well a highly aesthetic value, apart from their usability as walking guides, both properties which allows them to stay in the hands of the visitor for a longer time than any other printed form. Therefore, each map that surely departs in the baggage of a visitor, is an illustrated ambassador of your presence and location addressed to a whole lot more people, all over the world.
c. REFUND ADVERTISEMENT AND PROMOTIONAL COSTS In a bulk order of a customised edition specifically for your hotel ( with your advertisement and info on it), the final cost per piece is so small that can easily be included in your room's price.
What better can it be to recover this particular money cost, while at the same time serving your advertisement and promotional needs in the most safe and elegant way! Thus, our product is the best option if you want to optimise the financial resources you manage.
d. INCREASE ANNUAL FINANCIAL PROFITS
In a bulk order of a non-customised edition the final cost is as low as in customised editions mentioned above, thus allowing a high profit margin per piece for your hotel. Our illustrated map of Amsterdam is a fully marketable touristic item, specially designed as a unique navigational tool of great efficiency and pictorial prestige, a "must have" gadget to be easily sold to the visitor in mass scale. Each one of the visitors you host every year is a potential buyer of the map. By promoting its availability during customer handling in reception you can be sure that a constant flow of sales will be generated, adding to your income a certain annual profit in permanent basis. Sales can be maximised if a big ( 2x3m) special print in aluminium or canvas is placed in your lobby, where customers can have a look at it, while waiting for processing or have their morning coffee.
NOTICE We can offer you both options, to acquire a non customised edition for commercial use or an edition specially designed for you, with one cover and half back page available for your advertise and information to be placed. Both options can be utilised simultaneously also. You can offer one customised piece per room as a welcoming gift to your visitors, and sell non customised edition through your reception as gifts a commemoratives. A full colour, printed both sides folded print, size 70x100cm is our standard product, same as the one that comes with this letter.The attached price list is refer to this specific item.
e. TO ADVERTISE THE CITY OF AMSTERDAM AS A GREAT TRAVEL DESTINATION
The logical obligation for every single professional or company, especially if activating in hospitality services , to advertise Amsterdam it self, can be fulfilled by presenting a monumental cartographic work for the city, adequate to its great cultural and historical status and equal to the tradition of illustrated cartographic works of the golden era.
An added value that is missing can now be acquired by your customers. A piece of artistic work able to elevate in the highest level the city’s icon as a world heritage site and architectural marvel, can be fused with your professional presence so as to advertise your hospitality services in the most profitable and elegant way. Essentially, what we can offer is a safe, clean investment with a certain profit at all levels.
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