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StudioKMO

The Original Paper Cut Maps

Charlotte, North Carolina · 7042 Sales

StudioKMO

The Original Paper Cut Maps

Charlotte, North Carolina 7042 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Currently: a 4-5 week turn around for Original Hand Cut pieces. Prints ship daily. Please note this changes daily. Message me if a certain date is needed.

Garden & Gun, Made In the South 2016 Finalist. 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 Nov 14, 2016

Currently: a 4-5 week turn around for Original Hand Cut pieces. Prints ship daily. Please note this changes daily. Message me if a certain date is needed.

Garden & Gun, Made In the South 2016 Finalist. 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

Charlotte hand cut original Ready to Ship
$210.00
Charleston hand cut original
$410.00
Charlotte hand cut original Ready to Ship
$410.00
dublin or barcelona hand cut map
$125.00
Nyc, Brooklyn, DC or Boston pressed prints
$36.00
Charleston, SC or Greenville, SC pressed prints
$36.00
birmingham or mobile hand cut map, 10x10
$125.00
Buffalo or Ithaca hand cut original, 10x10
$125.00
Madison 10x10 Original
$125.00
Washington, DC, Alexandria, or Anacostia 10x10
$75.00
Denver or Golden, Colorado hand cut map
$125.00
San Francisco FRAMED and ready to ship
$385.00
Greenville, SC framed original, READY to SHIP
$385.00
custom hand cut map, 10x10.
$145.00
Chicago hand cut map, Ready to Ship
$1,250.00
NYC, or your neighborhood choice MAPCUT
$125.00
Madison FRAMED and ready to ship
$385.00
paris hand cut map
$1,300.00
Geometric cut, 10x10
$125.00
custom hand cut map, 11"x14" or 16"x20"
$350.00
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Updates

Honored to be a finalist in the 2016 Garden & Gun Made In the South Awards. Read the December issue to learn all about it.

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charleston hand cut map
$550.00
Cutting, creating, and collecting all of your favorite cities for your very special holiday gifts. Remember to order early, my season is busier than ever!

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pittsburgh hand cut map
$125.00

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…

Garden & Gun, Made In The South 2016 Finalist
The Liberty Hotel guest rooms, Boston, MA
Oprah's, O Magazine, February 2014
Time Warner Cable, Made In The Carolinas
The Charlotte Today Show
SouthPark Magazine Nov 2016
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.
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

    Owner

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

Shop policies

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

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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.