Many years ago back in the mid 80's, I started making heart pictures from old maps that I had collected. I had a particular preference for the blue covered Bartholomew maps, which had the right texture and colour palette that worked best for cutting up to make all sorts of different shapes for my pictures. I now regret ever destroying the old maps because they are getting harder to find as they have become quite collectible nowadays with other artists and designers, so with the advent of Salty Seas, I revisited some of my old designs and tried to find another way to produce something similar, still retaining the same depth of colour and texture,

but not physically cutting up my old maps anymore...

After a lot of experimentation with different materials and techniques, I found a range of textured papers which have a very similar texture to the old bartholomew maps and take printed colour perfectly. So now I can reproduce more or less any area in the world and still get that tactile look and finish that I love.

With these formats the possibilities are almost endless, (just as long as I can still cut then by hand though!!). There are just a few varieties of shapes and sizes that we have done in the last couple of years, shown below. How we achieve these is when you order one, you send me a message of what you would like such as places, any text etc, then I will design you a few samples for you to have a look at so you get to see the design before I make it. I have found this is the best way to make these as you are always satisfied with the end result because it's designed and made to your requirements every time. So have a look at some of the sample designs below and if you have any questions, 

please do get in touch....

 

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Salty Seas, Shipping Forecast, Framed Prints, Seaside, Coast, Coastal, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, St Ives, Dartmouth, Seaside, Beach Huts, Illustrations, Map Hearts, Framed Artwork, Holiday
Salty Seas, Shipping Forecast, Framed Prints, Seaside, Coast, Coastal, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, St Ives, Dartmouth, Seaside, Beach Huts, Illustrations, Map Hearts, Framed Artwork, Holiday
Salty Seas, Shipping Forecast, Framed Prints, Seaside, Coast, Coastal, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, St Ives, Dartmouth, Seaside, Beach Huts, Illustrations, Map Hearts, Framed Artwork, Holiday
Salty Seas, Shipping Forecast, Framed Prints, Seaside, Coast, Coastal, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, St Ives, Dartmouth, Seaside, Beach Huts, Illustrations, Map Hearts, Framed Artwork, Holiday
Salty Seas, Shipping Forecast, Framed Prints, Seaside, Coast, Coastal, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, St Ives, Dartmouth, Seaside, Beach Huts, Illustrations, Map Hearts, Framed Artwork, Holiday
Salty Seas, Shipping Forecast, Framed Prints, Seaside, Coast, Coastal, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, St Ives, Dartmouth, Seaside, Beach Huts, Illustrations, Map Hearts, Framed Artwork, Holiday
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