Friday, May 14, 2010

Focus On... Studio KMO!

Studio KMO is backed by Karen O'Leary, a Charlotte, NC based artist who makes these ridiculously cool hand-cut maps of cities all over the world. And when I say hand-cut, I mean she cuts out the maps by hand.

She also creates amazing map art prints done completely with vertical black lines.


is made up of this:

Gotta represent my neck of the woods:

Studio KMO just listed a new line called Squares and Circles where she has gorgeous original (but map-inspired) pieces. I love the hand-cut Washington Square piece (below)

but the pen and paper print might be more my speed (Rittenhouse Square below)

And if you'd like a smaller, super-affordable piece of map love, you can pick up a few postcards or maybe a magnet.

Studio KMO has a flickr page as well!


  1. Wow! She has an amazing talent. I really like her work. I'm going to check it out :)

  2. I love maps & think this idea is so cool! The patterns are beuatiful in the cutouts.
    I'm going to tweet it!

  3. Very cool stuff. I love maps. I might check out her post cards. Thanks for sharing.


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