Upcycled Maps

Tear em, decoupage them, fold them, paint on them.

map reuse
Many Rivers, 2009
Inlaid maps, acrylic, on panel, 48 x 78 inches.
By Matthew Cusick, mattcusick.com

map art
Bonnie, 2004. Maps on wood panel.
By Matthew Cusick, www.mattcusick.com


map art
Matthew Cusick
Rachael’s Wave, 2011. Inlaid maps on wood panel.
www.mattcusick.com

map collage
Geronimo, 2007
Inlaid maps on panel, 30 x 24 inches.
By Matthew Cusick, mattcusick.com

map collage
Close up of above.
By Matthew Cusick, mattcusick.com

map art
Ink on an old 1977 road map of Germany
by Ed Fairburn. edfairburn.com

map art
Oh the Places You Will Go‘ by Delphine Vaute.
Illustration on map, 2012. delphinevaute.hautetfort.com

map art
Mexico by Fernando Vincente, Madrid.
Illustration on map. fernandovicente.es


map art
Antipodas, illustration on map.
by Fernando Vincente, Madrid.
www.fernandovicente.es

map art
Gallo by Fernando Vincente, Madrid.
www.fernandovicente.es

map art
Map collage of a bear
by Jason LaFerrara.
controlccontrolv.com/laferrera

map art
Canis Major: Written in the Stars
Enamel, Gouache, Ink, Floss, Glitter on 1871 Map of Northern Minnesota
28” x 16” Dec 2012. amyrice.com

map art
Map art by Amy Rice.
www.amyrice.com

map art
Map cutouts (birds cutout and pinned to wall)
by Claire Brewster, clairebrewster.co.uk

map art
Map cutouts (birds cutout and pinned to wall)
by Claire Brewster, clairebrewster.co.uk

map art
Canaries in the Coalmine by Barbara Wildenboer. ‘Solastalgia’ is the premise for the exhibition, coined by environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht in 2004 by combining the Latin word solacium (comfort) and the Greek word algae (pain). It is used to describe the emotional distress experienced when one realises that one’s home environment is under threat or changing; a form of homesickness one gets while one is still at home. barbarawildenboer.yolasite.com

map art
Float, detail
mixed media, wood and maps.
16″ x16″ x 2″ by Scott St. John, 2009.
tofuart.com

map art
Map quilt by Scott St John
(aka Tofu) tofuart.com

map art
Paper maps folded into dresses.
Les robes géographiques, Pierre Verte, Rubis Rouge,
Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Saint, Augustine map rep. 1585
By Elisabeth Lecourt, 2012, price on request.
map art

Maps folded into dresses.
Les robes géographiques, “Le Chateau Mandarine”, map of the world.
By Elisabeth Lecourt, 2012, price on request.

map covered furniture

Decoupage map chair.
How to: www.sarie.com

map chair
Decoupage map chair
by Belles and Whistles.
www.etsy.com

map covered chair
Map covered student’s chair.
nouvelleviefurniture.blogspot.com

map headboard
Map headboard.
Alternate idea: decoupage maps onto picture frames or their mats.
via: www.bhg.com

map covered dresser
Map covered dresser
by www.wisteria.com

map covered furniture
Map covered dresser.
www.nateberkus.com

map furniture
Map table by
deborahraney.com

map covered wall
Map wallpapered bathroom with Kohler sink washstand and gold ornate mirror. Decorator: David Flint Wood. www.lonny.com

map wall
Guest bath papered with old AAA maps. In designer Susan Hable Smith’s Athens, Georgia cottage. www.elledecor.com

map covered wall
Map wall (maps pinned to wall)
How to: theinspiredroom.net

map backsplash
Map backsplash of Paris
by www.pearhousedesigns.com

map wall
Map wall.
loftandcottage.blogspot.com

map shade
Map shade. Custom orders.
www.surfaceview.co.uk

map shade
Map shade.
Via: marthastewart.com

map shade
Vintage map lamp shade.
$ 52. notonthehighstreet.com
How to: prettyhandygirl.com

map art
Identify with your birthplace?
Make a hometown map cutout of yourself and others.
folksy.com

map art
Maps folded into Mountains
by Louis Reith, 2009-2011.
louisreith.com

map reuse
Map basket woven of painted cotton paper and wire, covered with maps of the world and waxed linen netting. By Jackie Abrams. jackieabrams.com
map reuse

If none of the above inspired you…
Use your old maps as wrapping paper and maybe the recipient of the gift will turn them into art.
babble.com

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Author: Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building.

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