StudioKMO

The Original Paper Cut Maps

Charlotte, North Carolina · 7560 Sales

StudioKMO

The Original Paper Cut Maps

Charlotte, North Carolina 7560 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1325)

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 Feb 8, 2018

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

Chicago hand cut map ORIGINAL

Chicago hand cut map ORIGINAL

$1,250.00

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Seattle Hand Cut Map ORIGINAL

Seattle Hand Cut Map ORIGINAL

$125.00

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Basel, Switzerland Hand Cut Map ORIGINAL

Basel, Switzerland Hand Cut Map ORIGINAL

$125.00

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charlotte PRINT

charlotte PRINT

$35.00

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Amsterdam or Cape Town ink print

Amsterdam or Cape Town ink print

$35.00

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napa or st.helena hand cut map, 10x10

napa or st.helena hand cut map, 10x10

$75.00

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New Orleans or Atlanta pressed prints

New Orleans or Atlanta pressed prints

$36.00

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Chicago or Boston pressed prints

Chicago or Boston pressed prints

$36.00

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philadelphia neighborhood maps, 10x10

philadelphia neighborhood maps, 10x10

$125.00

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Boston or South Boston mapcut 10x10.

Boston or South Boston mapcut 10x10.

$125.00

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memphis, nashville, or chattanooga hand cut map

memphis, nashville, or chattanooga hand cut map

$125.00

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Washington, DC Hand Cut Map ORIGINAL

Washington, DC Hand Cut Map ORIGINAL

$125.00

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Indianapolis, Indiana hand cut map, 10x10

Indianapolis, Indiana hand cut map, 10x10

$125.00

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lower manhattan map, 11x14

lower manhattan map, 11x14

$35.00

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philadelphia hand cut map

philadelphia hand cut map

$650.00

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charlotte, or durham pressed prints

charlotte, or durham pressed prints

$36.00

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charlotte hand cut map

charlotte hand cut map

$350.00

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1325)
Bryan Stinocher

Bryan Stinocher on Feb 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I rec'd the framed map very promptly, and was very pleased with its appearance. We presented it to our President who was returning to Japan last week, and he REALLY loved it! It is an unusual gift, but is so well done and accurate. Thank you very much for such a unique gift.

creativeleah

creativeleah on Feb 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful item. Quick to ship.

anne standish

anne standish on Feb 7, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful- very impressive with the design, quality, customer service and presentation!

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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

charleston hand cut map

$550.00

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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

pittsburgh hand cut map

$125.00

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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…

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

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Shop members

  • karen m. o'leary

    Owner

    artist, architect, and modern map maker.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 8, 2018
thanks for visiting my studio shop. please stop back often to see the newest cities!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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 will deducted from the refund.
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.
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.