StudioKMO

The Original Paper Cut Maps

North Carolina, United States · 6786 Sales

StudioKMO

The Original Paper Cut Maps

North Carolina, United States 6786 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1268)

Announcement   the studio artwork of paper cutting artist, karen m. o'leary. minimal, modern, mapmaker. handcrafted and made in charlotte, north carolina. www.facebook.com/StudioKMO, @studiokmo on instagram

* note: all designs, images and text are officially copyright protected and can not be used without authorization.
* wholesale, corporate and custom orders are always welcomed, please send me a message if interested.
* completion dates for the hand cut maps vary depending on my current schedule at the time an order is placed.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 11, 2016

the studio artwork of paper cutting artist, karen m. o'leary. minimal, modern, mapmaker. handcrafted and made in charlotte, north carolina. www.facebook.com/StudioKMO, @studiokmo on instagram

* note: all designs, images and text are officially copyright protected and can not be used without authorization.
* wholesale, corporate and custom orders are always welcomed, please send me a message if interested.
* completion dates for the hand cut maps vary depending on my current schedule at the time an order is placed.

Karen O'Leary

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Karen O'Leary

birmingham hand cut map, 10x10
US$125.00
Ithaca hand cut original, 10x10
US$125.00
Madison 10x10 Original
US$125.00
Washington, DC, Alexandria, or Anacostia 10x10
US$75.00
houston or austin notecards
US$22.00
Golden, Colorado hand cut map
US$125.00
San Francisco FRAMED and ready to ship
US$385.00
Greenville, SC framed original
US$385.00
custom hand cut map, 10x10.
US$95.00
new orleans framed ORIGINAL
US$385.00
Chicago hand cut map
US$1,250.00
NYC, or your neighborhood choice MAPCUT
US$125.00
custom mapcut, SET of 4
US$340.00
Madison FRAMED and ready to ship SALE
US$250.00
paris hand cut map
US$1,300.00
Wanderlust
US$26.00
Geometric cut, 10x10
US$125.00
custom hand cut map, 11"x14" or 16"x20"
US$325.00
Oak Park hand cut map
US$500.00
paris hand cut map, 10x10
US$125.00
Capri, Italy, hand cut map, 10x10
US$75.00
SAN FRANCISCO mapcut
US$1,100.00
Travel More
US$26.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1268)
BDLighted

BDLighted on Aug 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Totally love this and it will be the perfect gift!

sanliu

sanliu on Aug 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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About

Why does she create these maps?

The first mapcut (a hand cut modern map) was created as part of her 5th year architecture thesis. A more beautiful, non-typical, site map. A map layered with more information than any other. Since then, she quietly worked on these beauties for her own enjoyment. In October of 2009, she listed the nyc mapcut (an 8 ft. x 10 ft. hand cut map) on Etsy, in hopes of earning a few dollars. The images of the delicate streets of new york got circulated throughout the online design community and a business was unintentionally created. She makes the most beautiful hand cut maps, you'll ever see. Her modern maps are more than a navigational tool, they are collected and treasured by many for the memories and stories they tell. They become heirlooms. What places tell your life story?

Where can I find her work?
Her modern maps can be seen at the following places…

Oprah's, O Magazine, February 2014
American Craft Council- Wholesale Show in Baltimore, Booth H30
Charlotte Magazine, October 2013
QC Exclusive Magazine, Sept/October 2013
The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas
Nike Retail Store, Scottsdale, Arizona
Nike Retail Store, Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hyatt Hotel guestrooms, New Orleans, Louisiana
Four Seasons Hotel Restaurant, Washington, D.C.
MoNa Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC
The Art of Tinkering Book, released in 2014
Geo Graphic Book, released in 2013
MORE magazine, December 2012
In the major motion picture, Premium Rush, 2012
Papercraft 2 Book, released April 2011
West Elm pre-fall 2011 Catalog
AIA SF architecture+the city festival artwork, 2011
On the Nate Berkus Show, 11/2011
Shelbourne Museum Exhibit May 2011
Nisha Design Magazine, January 2010
Colorush Active Sports & Streetwear Color Trend Book
And in thousands of private residences

Often said...”She must have a lot of patience….”
Like anything in life, good things are created with hard work, dedication, and love.

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  • karen m. o'leary

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    artist, architect, mommy, wife, and modern map maker.

Local

Find StudioKMO at the following upcoming markets!

  • Indie Craft Parade

    Huguenot Mill, 101 W Broad St

    Greenville, SC

    Sep 16–18

    Each September for the past seven years, we gather to celebrate the resurgence of handmade goods throughout the South, highlight the care necessary to craft things by hand, and encourage the rise of small, local brands. From the convivial spirit of attendees and their support of the artists to extras like local food and a free photo booth, Indie Craft Parade is a celebration of all things handcrafted.

  • Crafty Bastards: Arts & Crafts Fair

    Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

    Washington, D.C.

    Oct 1–2

    Now in its 13th year, Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists presented by the Washington City Paper. Crafty Bastards' annual fall festival is scheduled to take place outdoors at Union Market in Washington, D.C. The festival creates an experience where consumers can discover unconventional, hard-to-find arts and crafts, meet the artists, and even make something themselves.You will find talented artists handpicked by a select jury for their DIY chops and singular vision. There'll be surprises at every booth including unique homegoods, clothing, punk-rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, plush toys, DIY kits, screen-printing, original art, locally produced food, and much more! Tickets are sold online in advance. Join the Crafty Bastards email list and connect with us on your favorite social network to get festival updates.

  • Southern Christmas Show

    The Park Expo & Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd

    Charlotte, NC

    Nov 9–20

    Southern Christmas Show - Charlotte November 10 - 20, 2016

  • One of a Kind Chicago Holiday Show

    The Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plz

    Chicago, IL

    Dec 1–4

    Chicago’s Favorite Holiday Shopping Event! The 16th annual One of a Kind Show, Holiday Edition, returns December 1-4, 2016 with more than 600 talented artists from across North America and thousands of original handmade gift options. Shop directly from the artists and enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with great food and entertainment.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 28, 2014
thanks for visiting my studio shop. please stop back often to see the newest cities!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
if payment is not made promptly for any items or shipping, then i will cancel a sale at my own discretion.
Shipping
* smaller prints are mailed in a sturdy, flat, cardboard mailer to avoid bending or folding. (USPS priority mail in the U.S. and USPS first class for international shipping)
* originals will be mailed with extra cardboard sheets for protection and includes shipping insurance.
* the mapcuts are shipped flat, sandwiched between layers of foam board, wrapped in a foam protectant and shipped in a flat cardboard box. (these ship next day to customers in the U.S. and USPS international mail for international orders)
* international shipping is available, if you have any difficulties, send me a message.
* please note international shipping is available but the price includes minimal tracking and no insurance for the prints. if you would like to add these options, please contact me prior to placing an order.
* if an international order is lost, i can not replace or refund the order unless shipping insurance was paid for and placed on the order.
* international orders are subject to customs, this process sometimes takes longer for some countries.
* frames will not be replaced if damaged unless the customer helps in all necessary steps for shipping insurance claims.
Refunds and Exchanges
sorry, since these are custom pieces of artwork, all sales are final. no refunds or exchanges.

in some cases, refunds may be issued for custom order items that have not yet been started, although any fees associated with the sale may be deducted from the refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
if you have any questions/concerns, please contact me.

* each city print is protected with cardboard backing and placed in a clear plastic sleeve. ready to give as a gift.
* complimentary gift notes are available, just include your gift message in the message of the sale.