Printable Minds: Calgary Thru-cut Map

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*Please note, due to size this item is only available for pick-up at Central Library or for shipping through Canada Post and cannot be delivered to community libraries - our apologies!


Maps tell never-ending stories about a community! Maps encapsulate where we live, how we move, and depict the natural habitats and urban infrastructures that form a city's bloodstream. Bring home a piece of Calgary with a beautiful thru-cut map of Calgary made by Alberta-based company, Printable Minds.

Library Store is proud to be the exclusive home of the Calgary thru-cut map from Printable Minds.

Using laser-cutting and etching techniques, our vibrant and globalized city is cast into wood.

  • 21.5"x18"x0.2"
  • Thick wood board
All of Printable Minds maps are designed to fit on wood pieces that are of the exact same size, hence every line on the map had to be hand-sketched into a 3D modelling software, a process which took many months to complete. Any two lines closer than 1mm would result in burning/blackening the wood during laser processing. All this to say -- this is not a Google© map!

    100% of proceeds from this purchase support the Calgary Public Library. 

    About the Artists:

    Printable Minds is a small, Alberta-based team that started in 2015 eith a single self-built 3D printer. Our mission is to infuse contemporary art, technology and engineering into functional art pieces or objects. Inspired by cities that we have lived in (Calgary, Edmonton, Paris, San Francisco and Taipei), our passion is to create artwork that sparks an appreciation for one's surroundings.


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