Places in America

This interactive artwork offers a unique way to map your travels around the contiguous United States.
created by

Oliver Jeffers

$120.00

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Oliver Jeffers

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Map Questing

This interactive artwork by Oliver Jeffers offers a unique way to map your travels around the contiguous United States. Jeffers painted the original in acrylic paint on a piece of reclaimed wood, and it has been reproduced on double-weight paper. Each print is hand-signed, embossed with an exclusive seal, and mailed in a tube to ensure its arrival in pristine condition. This print comes with a tin of 101 round-headed pins--100 orange pins to record your travels, and one extra-large blue pin to mark your headquarters. Also included are sturdy binder clips and nails for hanging, and a piece of self-healing cork backing to hold the pins in place. Made in Brooklyn, New York.

From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Oliver Jeffers' work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and his award-winning picture books have been translated into over 30 languages. Jeffers won a NY Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with the artist and director Mac Premo. In 2013 Jeffers co-directed the video for U2's Ordinary Love with Premo, and more recently helped to art direct U2's Innocence and Experience World Tour. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jeffers now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Made in the USA
Made from
Entrada Rag Bright 290 gsm Paper
Measurements
20" H x 22" W
Notes
Print comes with: 101 pins, 4 bulldog clips, 4 nails and 1 cork backing.

Prints are rolled and shipped in tube.
Item ID
21220

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4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (10)
  • Great picture quality (9)
  • Great quality paper (8)
  • Vivid detail (6)
  • Perfect size (5)

Cons

  • Smaller than expected (3)

Best Uses

  • Decoration (8)
  • Accent piece (7)
  • Gift (5)
  • Inspiration (5)
  • Fill wall space (3)
    • Display Location:
    • Office (4), Hallway (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6), No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (8), High-end shopper (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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5.0

College graduation gift

By 

from St. Cloud, MN

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great For The Traveler
  • Great Quality Paper
  • Vibrant Colors
  • Visually Appealing

Cons

  • Instructions Misleading
  • Smaller Than Expected

Best Uses

  • Accent Piece
  • Decoration
  • Fill Wall Space
  • Gift
  • Inspiration

Comments about UncommonGoods Places in America:

My daughter is graduating from college this year. She is an avid traveler. This is a beautiful piece that will help her keep track of her journeys. The instructions I received stated the cork board was adhesive backed. It is not, which is fine. The clips work. I will be buying a thicker backing though and adhering it to make the piece more sturdy. I love it. I hope my girl does as well!

  • Display Location:
  • Bedroom, Dining Room, Hallway, Living Room, Office, Outdoor
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gorgeous colors and exquisite paper quality

By 

from Medford, OR

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Quality Paper
  • Perfect Size
  • Vibrant Colors
  • Visually Appealing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accent Piece
    • Decoration
    • Inspiration

    Comments about UncommonGoods Places in America:

    This is not just a map, it definitely falls into the "work of art" category. I love the design and the size. Although it didn't bother me, some people may be unhappy that Alaska and Hawaii are only represented by an arrow.

    • Display Location:
    • Dining Room
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

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    1.0

    we were expecting a large map

    By 

    from Kansas

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    Pros

    • Vibrant Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Places in America:

        It is vibrant but much smaller than we were expecting. Be sure and read dimensions as we dI'd not. It looks like it would be larger.not worth the price.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Really Cool Map!

        By 

        from Fillmore, CA

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Quality Paper
        • Perfect Size
        • Vibrant Colors
        • Visually Appealing
        • Vivid Detail

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent Piece
          • Decoration
          • Gift
          • Inspiration

          Comments about UncommonGoods Places in America:

          Our family loves maps. This looks great in my husband's office and he can mark where he's been and where he wants to visit. Very cool idea and fun conversation piece!

          • Display Location:
          • Office
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Gorgeous Art, but need to

          By 

          from Frederick, MD

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Pros

          • Great Quality Paper
          • Vibrant Colors
          • Visually Appealing
          • Vivid Detail

          Cons

          • Not as Expected

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Places in America:

            I bought this for myself and my husband since we are big travelers. I thought this would be an awesome way to display where we've been and where we want to go. Like another reviewer said, the "reclaimed wood canvas" is SO realistic online (and in the catalog) that I didn't realize that I'd be getting only a print.

            Because it's only a print, you can't just stick the pushpins in it. So, I went to a craft store and bought a roll of cork board, and cut it to the exact size of the print, and clipped it to the back. Works great.

            My only other issues with this: Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, DC, and the teritories (Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, etc) are not on the map, which is pretty disappointing, consdiering those are places that we'd like to mark on our map.

            That being said, the colors are vibrant and gorgeous and the printing is done so well. It truly is a piece of art. I just wish it was more "ready to use" out of the gate, vs. having to purchase more items to make it work.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self

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            5.0

            Map

            By 

            from Sonoma, ca

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Quality Paper
            • Perfect Size
            • Vibrant Colors
            • Visually Appealing
            • Vivid Detail

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accent Piece
              • Decoration
              • Fill Wall Space
              • Gift
              • Inspiration

              Comments about UncommonGoods Places in America:

              Great product!!!

              • Display Location:
              • Hallway
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not what expected - but Nice

              By 

              from Long Island, New York

              About Me High-end Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Vibrant Colors
              • Visually Appealing

              Cons

              • Not as Expected
              • Smaller Than Expected

              Best Uses

              • Accent Piece
              • Chart Travels
              • Decoration

              Comments about UncommonGoods Places in America:

              Bought this for my husband. We recently began traveling around the States, and after our last trip through the South, he mentioned he wanted to get a map so that we could keep track of where we've been. I thought this map would be push-pin ready, but it's not. It needs to be mounted on corkboard, laminated, etc. Description stating "reclaimed wood canvas" is misleading, since I thought it would have some sort of thickness/substance to it so that you could push the pins in without some sort of backing. Also, size stated is not the size of the actual map but the map and the white border. Taking it to a framing shop to see what kind of matting/frame this can be adhered to. Would like to display on the mantel of fireplace, since the piece is a lovely piece of art.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              Travel Map

              By 

              from Jensen Beach, FL

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Quality Paper
              • Perfect Size
              • Visually Appealing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Decoration
                • Gift

                Comments about UncommonGoods Places in America:

                We are recently retired and have started doing a lot of traveling. I thought my husband would love a gift like this to keep track of where we've been.

                • Display Location:
                • Family Room
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                Great Family Heirloom

                By 

                from Minnesota

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Quality Paper
                • Vibrant Colors
                • Visually Appealing
                • Vivid Detail

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Places in America:

                    I'm using this as a Family Story, pinning where we met, where we've moved to and vacations. I'm including written tags in the white margin to describe our family adventures. I think my whole family will enjoy it. I love the quality of the paper and the vivid colors.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Husband
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    5.0

                    Exactly what I've been looking for!

                    By 

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Great Quality Paper
                    • Perfect Size
                    • Vibrant Colors
                    • Visually Appealing
                    • Vivid Detail

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accent Piece
                      • Decoration
                      • Office decor

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Places in America:

                      Beautiful art; good quality paper. Love the earthy colors. I laminated it to put in my office and put push pins where my national business partners are located. I took a pic and use it as my cover photo for my Facebook timeline. Gets LOTS of positive comments! :)

                      • Display Location:
                      • Office

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