designerDad

A Mix of Quirky Cartography and Inspired Typography

Oakland, California | 555 Sales

designerDad

A Mix of Quirky Cartography and Inspired Typography

Oakland, California 555 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   designerDad map posters are painstakingly researched, intricately designed, and screen printed on beautiful paper. Go ahead, put one on your wall. Put more than one.

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Last updated on Nov 3, 2016

designerDad map posters are painstakingly researched, intricately designed, and screen printed on beautiful paper. Go ahead, put one on your wall. Put more than one.

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designerDad map posters are painstakingly researched, intricately designed, and printed by hand. Go ahead, put one on your wall. Put more than one.

My name is Ozan Berke. Welcome to my poster shop. I’ve been a student of graphic design since 1994 when I picked up my first copy of U&lc, a typographic tabloid that opened my eyes to the extraordinary world of typography. The magazine is no longer around, but I’ve been evolving as a designer ever since.

I’ve worked in ad agencies both big and small, and happily went solo in 2001. It was the year my daughter was born and I became a stay-home dad. It only made perfect sense to call myself designerDad. First a designer, but more a Dad. That has the capital D.

I’ve created websites, virtual kaleidoscopes, postcards, mosaic murals, logos, science projects, brochures, paper sculpts and print ads. I’m inspired now to add my quirkiness to the world of map posters, my own mix of typography and cartography. designerDad posters are painstakingly researched, intricately designed, and screen printed on high quality paper. I hope you enjoy them. They’ll look even better on your wall.

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  • Ozan Berke

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I’ve been a student of graphic design since 1994 when I picked up my first copy of U&lc, a typographic tabloid that opened my eyes to the world of typography. The magazine is no longer around, but I’ve been evolving as a designer ever since.

Production partners

  • French Paper Company

    Niles, MI

    French Paper Company has been manufacturing paper for more than 140 years in the same community of Niles, Michigan. French Paper has persevered, emerging as one of the strongest, smartest, and most consistent paper brands around.

  • Monolith Press

    Alameda, CA

    Monolith Press is a printshop located in Alameda, CA. They specialize in printing silkscreened posters, giclee prints and short-run record covers with Eco-friendly water-based inks.

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Last updated on April 12, 2016
The perfect mix of quirky cartography and inspired typography. Go ahead, put one on your wall. Put more than one.

My name is Ozan Berke. Welcome to my poster shop. designerDad maps are painstakingly researched, intricately designed, and screen printed on high quality paper. I hope you enjoy them. They’ll look even better on your wall.

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Available quantities of maps vary by paper color. If you happen to purchase a poster color that is sold out, I will contact you and offer you the choice of another color, or a full refund.

If you are unhappy with your poster, or it was damaged during shipping, please send it back in its original shipping tube within 21 days of receipt. You'll have the choice of a full refund; a replacement poster (based on availability), or a new poster of equal value.

Please contact me if you're unhappy with your poster. I'll do my best to make things right.
Payment
Payment can be made via the Etsy Direct Checkout, PayPal, and Etsy Gift Cards.

Purchases from California are subject to sales tax.
Shipping
Orders are usually processed within 1-2 business days.

Please let me know if your order is a gift. Posters are shipped with a packing slip which includes the price. I'll leave this out if the poster is shipping to a gift recipient.

Shipments within the US are sent via USPS Priority Mail and usually arrive in 2–5 business days.

International orders are sent via USPS First Class Mail and usually arrive in 1-2 weeks, depending on the local postal service. Orders are shipped with the contents and value of the package indicated on the required customs declaration form. Currently, shipments to BELGIUM and the UNITED KINGDOM may be subject to customs tariffs.
Additional policies and FAQs
designerDad FAQ

➤ HOW ARE THE POSTERS PACKED AND SHIPPED?
Posters are carefully rolled along the grain of the paper and placed in poly tubing to protect them from the elements. They are shipped in sturdy snap-seal mailing tubes which are uncoated, reusable and curiously, don’t need plastic end caps.

➤ HOW SHOULD I UNPACK MY POSTER?
Please ensure that you fully uncrimp the end to avoid damaging the poster as you pull it out of the tube.

➤ WHAT ABOUT INTERNATIONAL ORDERS & CUSTOMS?
International orders are shipped with the contents and value of the package indicated on the required customs declaration form. Currently, shipments to BELGIUM and the UNITED KINGDOM may be subject to customs tariffs.

➤ WHERE IS DESIGNERDAD LOCATED?
My studio is located in the Oakland hills, in California. It is in the extension of my house where cars are usually parked. Some might call that a garage, but I call it designerDad Studios, with a capital S. And no cars.

➤ HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH MAPS TO CREATE?
So far I have chosen places that have some sort of meaning to me. But the world is a big place and I'm happy to say that every map will have meaning for someone. There are many map posters I look forward to creating. Take a peek at my Facebook page to see what’s in the works. Visit me at www.facebook.com/designerDad.

➤ HOW DO YOU RESEARCH YOUR MAPS?
I use a variety of resources to research my maps, the internet being my primary tool. I take pains to fact-check and cross reference every aspect of the map; including its shape, divisions and borders, and names of places. Since all maps are in their native languages, I always try to have my maps double checked by native speakers, often by people who live there. I won't start designing a map until I'm sure of all my facts.

➤ WHY DO YOU USE WATER-BASED INKS?
Simple answer: it's better for the environment. The screens used to print the maps are reusable and employing a water-based ink means the screens can be washed with water instead of a solvent.

➤ ARE THE POSTERS PRINTED WITH GLOSSY OR MATT INK?
Posters are printed using matt ink. Shiny ink has its places, and it's not here.

➤ IS THAT SQUIGGLY THING YOUR SIGNATURE?
Yes it is. Currently all my map posters have my signature screen printed on the front, beneath the map title.