Tuesday, September 16, 2014

They're here!

The Second Edition of the Master Map has just come back from the printers, and Vada Color has done an even more magnificent job than the first time. My sister-in-law, Lynn Staley, tweaked the typeface and added a red dingbat (new word for me) to complete the fresh look. Each of the 30 prints has been signed by me.

They're 20 by 24 on slightly heavier stock than the First Edition and  available now on Ebay at $36 each plus $8 for the shipping tube and Priority Mail postage.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Video: Mystery Circles

Jerry talks about those funny circles that are appearing on every panel

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mixing Paint

Every morning I remix the paint to ensure there is an even continuum of the color palette. This morning Tyler filmed this ritual

Friday, August 22, 2014

Upcoming shows

The next Map shows on the schedule for 2015 are Frankfort, Michigan opening in February, Catskill, NY over the Summer, and Grand Rapids in the Fall. We'll keep you posted on the specifics.

Also in the works: a Second Edition of the Master Map. That should be available on Ebay by early September.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Video Clip

I asked Tyler to shoot some video of me working this morning. Take a look and let us know what you think. We are thinking about maybe doing a series, or even a live webcam. We would appreciate your input.

Also, here is a brief time lapse of two 4x4 sections of the map.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Back on Ebay!

Contrary to prevailing advice we have decided to list a few things on Ebay again. The original panel above, showing an airport, a Void Defense Wall (VDW), and an encroaching Void, is currently available on Ebay for $222. There is also a nice selection of prints at $14. Take a look!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Inner Workings

Hey everyone! I'm Dylan Lettinga, Jerry's cousin and intern here up at Fake Rock Farm working on the various cartographic duties as ordained by the cards. I've been lucky to get work with family as awesome as this before I head off to college, and the work has been nothing but fun. To go into a little more detail about the work I do here: it works in a similar fashion to the way the map is created, the cards assemble a list of chores for the intern(s), it can be anything like scanning images to updating them in the computer's folders. Some days it would be photocopying images to work toward the overall goal to have three complete versions of The Map and to have a full sale stock, or assembling various map scales like 4 x 4 or 8 x 8 tiles using our new map assembly software. Or in this case, I make an appearance on the blog. There's a seemingly endless stream of panels and things to update in order to keep things "high-tech", and we're toying with idea of a computer game based around the map. This is a truly amazing project that I get to be a part of, and great that you all can keep up with it as well.