The Overview Story

AT OVERVIEW MY NUMBER ONE GOAL IS SIMPLE, TO MAKE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CARTOGRAPHIC ITEMS I CAN FOR YOU.

EVERY ITEM SOLD HERE AT OVERVIEW IS DESIGNED, MANUFACTURED, BUILT BY HAND AND THEN SHIPPED BY MYSELF. DAVID. HI!

EARLIER THIS YEAR MY MAPS WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO WIN THE PRESTIGIOUS OVERALL AWARD FROM THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY AS WELL AS THE AWARD FOR 3D MAPPING FROM GARSDALE DESIGN. TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF MY WORK BELOW.

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Why Overview

“THE FIRST DAY OR SO WE ALL POINTED TO OUR COUNTRIES. THE THIRD OR FOURTH DAY WE WERE POINTING TO OUR CONTINENTS. BY THE FIFTH DAY WE WERE AWARE OF ONLY ONE EARTH”

— ASTRONAUT SULTAN BIN SALMAN BIN ABDUL-AZIZ AL SAUD AND THE "OVERVIEW EFFECT"

The quote above is one of many descriptions of what is know as the "Overview Effect".

Astronauts spend time in space looking back at earth in its totality and it fundamentally changes who they are.

Barriers between nations disappear. The scale of human development on earth becomes clear and the fragility of our pale blue dot hovering in space becomes brutally apparent. 

A very small percentage of humanity will ever be lucky enough to experience this effect. For us, maps are the closest we will ever get to seeing the totality of nature's beauty and the intricate structures we have built across it. 

If humanity could see this, it would understand its place in the universe a little better.

This is why I have always loved maps. This passion is what has led me to make these items for you.

Don't let the memories end when the travelling has. custom art made for your moments and your experiences.

HELLO. THIS IS ME. 

I'm David and I’d like to say hello.

So... Hello!

With a background in web design and part of my career spent in data analysis, this fusion of data and beautiful design is something that’s always been a part of my life.

Cartography has always been my passion and now I get to bring my work to you. 

I’m privileged to be given the opportunity to create these items for you, my potential customer, and I want to create something for you that you will treasure forever.

Be it a decoration for your home, a graduation gift, a moving present or just something special to you, I’m happy to be given the chance to make something beautiful for you.

Every item I sell here is designed, manufactured, assembled and then shipped by me personally.

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