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Reminder: Free Shipping in November and December!

We know it says so on the front page, Free Shipping in November and December:

But wanted to clarify that you don't need a coupon code, or a Groupon code, or anything like that—free shipping comes automatically with every order! This is a sweet deal, especially since the holidays are coming up fast.

In the background of the image above, you can see our new shipping boxes, which are artful in and of themselves. We designed them ourselves and they make a great gift box, too.

So, order our products with the peace of mind that you won't have to deal with any of those pesky shipping costs. Find our prints in the "Products" drop down menu above, or if you feel like it, head to The Grommet, where I recently had a product launch. I'm still pretty psyched to have my prints available there!

November 15, 2013 by james mcdonald

I Lost My Dog on The Grommet

I'm excited to share with you the news that I Lost My Dog launched TODAY on The Grommet. The Grommet is a great site full of interesting things, and I'm proud that my products are included in that category. You might think of a "grommet" in the traditional sense, as a metal ring used to reinforce holes in leather, cloth, shoes, canvas and other fabrics, but in this case, "Grommets are products with a purpose invented by people with stories." Awesome. 

Here's what they wrote about me and I Lost My Dog products:

When you think of your favorite places, you can’t help but smile. The same thing happens when you see locations near and dear to you brought to life in a one of a kind way on typographic maps by graphic designer James McDonald.

In celebration of the unique landmarks and details that make different cities, boroughs, and towns special, James draws every aspect of his maps by hand right down to each individual letter—not a single typeface is used; every word is custom-designed. The result is more than a map. It’s a typographical tribute and work of art. James' background as a graffiti artist in his youth, work as a graphic designer, and his passion for travel are evident in each piece he creates.

James uses high-end paper and ink on an ink-jet plotter in order to transform his hand-drawn creations into gallery-quality giclee prints in sizes that are easy to frame and affordable enough for all to enjoy.

Of course, my products are available on The Grommet, including maps of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Boston, San Francisco, Ireland, and Italy, among others.

The maps are very colorful and full of my signature typography style, and are priced at $39.95. Prints are easy to frame and fit into ready-made frames; they are a great conversation starter in any home. Check out this post to learn more about framing your art after purchase.

I look forward to your business over at The Grommet!

November 13, 2013 by james mcdonald