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Whole Wide Word

Name that state: Key lime pie, NASA launch site, palm trees, dolphins, and theme parks. How about this one: No-bean chilis, Battle of the Alamo, Violet Crown, Cowboys, and oil. One more? Think Jets and Giants, iced tea, 1,000 Island dressing, Thoroughbred racing, and the Borscht Belt.

Whether you're from a small town or a big city, it's the little things that make your state so memorable. Alison Hardcastle's hand-lettered map was created to conjure fond memories of locations from coast to coast by replacing the names of the states with familiar events, historical figures, landmarks, objects, foods, and other playful tidbits that relate to the part of the state where the word is located. Display it to show a bit of small-state pride or challenge family and friends to identify all fifty states based on the good-humored morsels of national trivia. Made in the United Kingdom.

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Item ID
23375
Made from
paper
Measurements
24" H x 36" W
Notes
Shipped rolled in a cardboard tube.
6 months of research and 73 hours of hand painting went into creating this print. 919 words total.

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USA WORD MAP POSTER
 
5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

Love it!!!

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from Suwanee, GA

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Perfect Size
  • Unique
  • Visually Appealing
  • Vivid Detail

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Fill Wall Space

    Comments about USA WORD MAP POSTER:

    This looks great in my living room behind the couch! I got a great frame for it and it's the perfect addition to my home! I love you unique items and uncommon goods is perfect for that!!!

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    • Living Room
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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    so much fascinating detail

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    from Grand rapids, MI

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Inspiration

      Comments about USA WORD MAP POSTER:

      this map holds so much information and detail and keeps my attention for ages. everyone who sees it is drawn to it and spends time exploring the area or state specific to them. The hand drawn lettering gives the whole map a special quality which elevates it above the computer generated text based prints i have seen before. Highly recommended!

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      • Dining Room, Hallway, Living Room, Office
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      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

      332votes, 30 comments

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      I grew up in Minnesota, so I love looking at this detailed map and seeing "nice" and "lutefisk" over my home state. (I still don't care to eat lutefisk, though. Am I right, Minnesotans?) Click on the image to enlarge and see what Alison Hardcastle's map says about your home state, then let us know whether this design has your vote.

      amy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I like this, depends on price on if I would actually buy it. :)

      kathy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      RI's too small for words

      Janet
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Cute but would be better if state boundaries were faintly outlined -- then it would be more of a learning tool.

      pat
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Idea good - but this doesn't cut it - unless you supply a magnifying glass with it - and the whole point is the trivia...

      Amy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Super hard to read...maybe should be done by state or with states in different colors? Interesting idea...poor execution.

      ann
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Neat idea-might be easier if each state had a faint outline-but it's pretty cool. Does it come framed or rolled?

      teri
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Folks saying, "it's too small to read!" Remember, this is going to be three feet across, not just the itty-bitty version you see in the roll-over. And if you actually took the time to look at the roll-over, you'd note that the WORDS THEMSELVES form the outlines of the states. Again, this small, it's harder to see. When it's two feet by three, it'll be a lot more obvious.

      Pamela
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      no

      Holly
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Fun idea, but I would enjoy it more if there were fewer phrases that were easier to read.

      Scott
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      The idea is interesting but it comes off flat and monochrome. I'd color the states different colors (to make it more visually interesting and delineate borders to make it useful for teaching kids maybe). Also, it might be interesting to replace the words with pictures of the concepts themselves. Oil barrels, tornadoes, armadillos, cotton, etc. making up the shape of Texas for instance. That'd probably be more visually interesting than just the words.

      Robin
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Even enlarging it, it's impossible to see what's been written for NJ. I do see the Long Island "Iced Tea" Very clever design overall.

      katie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I love the design, the creative fonts and trivia, and the fact that I don't see "flyover states" in the midwest section. (Maybe I missed it!!) I've read the comments suggesting that color be added, outlines for states (which actually don't seem necessary to me since the words themselves create the outlines), but I like the black and white motif. It could be matted colorfully to match the room's decor. Big thumbs up!

      Jean
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Difficult to read.

      Mary

      I LOV IT! Reflective of the truely blurred alliances of the citizenry. I do not need boundary lines or color. This is not meant to be a geography tool, but a peice that shows the variety and homogeny of AMERICA.

      Lynsey
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      just doesn't seem like a product that would sell - i personally would not want to buy it

      veronica
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Meh - it's really just a black and white map of the U.S. Yawn.

      Allison
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Would be better with color

      Nancy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia which is barely on the map at all. Seems to me it could have had more than one word.

      Lisa
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I love the idea but wish it came on something more substantial than paper. Sort of ironic that the map of America is made in the United Kingdom.

      Shawnie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Very cool!

      louise
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Sell it with a frame

      Dusty
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I can make my own word clouds for free online!

      John
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Clever. I live near Scranton Pennsylvania. They have "the office" for that area. Very timely and a neat idea.

      Lynda
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Unique

      Jasmine
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I love this!!!

      Jennifer
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I would buy this today!

      JoAnn
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      interesting way to learn about our country

      Heather
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I agree with one of the other voters who said it would be better if state boundaries were faintly outlined. It would be a neat gift idea regardless, so I'd buy it!

      Paula
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Not made in the USA! Hmmmm......

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