by Lynn Byrne
After yesterday’s round-up, are you jonesing to incorporate a giant map in your decor, but are worried that the look has been done?
Well worry no longer. There is a new kid in town offering fresh imagery. I love it when someone follows their passion regarding art, and that is exactly what has happened at Bedrock Images.
Two Phd students Seth Rosenbaum (English Lit) and Alex Tolelando (French History) took a sidetrack from their studies to found Bedrock Images. Bedrock offers luxury prints–both small and massive-of the most beautiful historic images of cities, such as bird’s eye views, panoramas and maps.
Bedrock has carefully restored works that have never been offered to the public before by removing blemishes and seams and restoring color– so that the images could be seen as originally intended.
In an email to me in early March, shortly after the company launched, Alex explained that the duo is most excited about its wall-sized cloth prints, mounted using wooden frames. As shown here yesterday, wall sized maps can totally transform a room.
Bedrock Images also offers two types of paper prints. One is akin to a 19th century daguerreotype with a glossy finish, and the other is printed on cotton rag paper. You also can order detail sections of the maps.
Even more exciting is the fact that the company can do custom imagery. Seth and Alex have developed many contacts in museums, libraries and other archives while working on their dissertations. They can source just about any image that you can come up with to complete a space.
Take a look at some of my favorite examples of their products and be sure to explore their website. The detail shots truly show how beautiful these maps are. Now if you decide to incorporate a map in your decor, it need not be the same old, same old.
Bedrock Images calls itself “Makers of Forgotten Maps.”
I don’t think they will be forgotten for long.
All images from Bedrock Images’ website.