Press Release Maps – Collection Book #5


Zoom in on specific areas of land or put the whole world on your wall. Rebel walls launches the collection maps and brings new life into the classic school map. historical chart motif gives you perspective, the newly created maps opens up for a new world view and with the new service ”your street” you can make your own map.

The maps function in its core is reporting; conditions and distances are given in unwavering scale, consistent typography and beautifully composed colours. With the collection Maps, we make use of the map’s philosophical and aesthetic value. A map on your wall engages and calls for new conversations and perspectives. ”This is where we live, this is where we have been, and this is where we would like to travel.”

To create a wider perspective of the map the design team has been working with opposites. Historically meets newly created maps, global meets local, sky and sea are represented, as well as urban and rural areas says Irene Gimmersta, Creative Director at Rebel Walls.

Historical maps

Half of the wallpapers from Maps consists of historical maps in different manners. The originals ranging from the 1700s onwards and highlights the countries from all over the world. In the distance we see a wall with map motifs like an abstract work of art in stylish colors - if we look closer it amazes with its level of detail. Here you will find maps between heaven and earth. Two good examples are Navigation Lines – a chart of the Caribbean and the Atlas of Astronomy - a subtle illustration of the northern hemisphere starry sky.

Newly created maps

The other half of the collection comes straight from our design studio, here our designer has interpreted the world map in a new way. With the same respect but with another playfulness and with focus on the actual pattern the designer plays with techniques such as collage and photo montage. In the design Wanderlust the earth's land mass has been replaced with words and expressions that are characteristic for the different countries. The white typography against the blackboard makes the adventurer within you come to life.

Global vs local

In conjunction with our new collection maps, we are launching the service YOUR STREET – wallpaper with motifs from your neighborhood. You can get your own unique map of the street where you live. All we need is the measurements and the address – we will create the map for you.

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