About our Customized Canvas
How does it work?
1. You buy this XXL Custom Canvas.
2. We will send you an email with a link to a form where you can tell us everything. Upload your picture, tell us where to put it, tell us which text you want and give us a little backstory so we can maybe add some magic to it.
3. We will sit down with Lars and discuss how we can make your idea shine. Lars will then hand draw the illustration.
4. We will print a one off archival grade canvas on the same heavy cotton cloth as our other deluxe canvases.
5. We express ship the whole package to you. Anywhere in the world.
1. What kind of pictures can you send us?
We refuse to illustrate pictures that promote obscenity, violence, hatred, cruelty (including animal cruelty, for example we won’t illustrate someone petting a sedated tiger) etc. – you get the idea.
2. How many pictures can I get?
One picture in one country, state or island.
3. What are typical things that people have illustrated?
Wedding proposals, pictures of memorable vacations, children's place of birth, hometown, craziest thing they've done, food experiences.
4. How do you illustrate the picture?
You just send us a picture that you like and we do the rest. We will ask you for some backstory. For example, when you send us a picture of you and your partner on safari in Africa and you have a picture of you in front of a safari truck, but you also have a backstory like "We went to Namibia on this amazing trip and I proposed to my now wife and the most special moment was when we saw a family of lions walking in front of us", we can then illustrate a ring and place it in the country and also illustrate a family of lions walking by in the background, even though this isn’t in the picture you sent us.
5. Where can I have my illustration placed?
Please check the gallery to get an idea of the size and what it could look like. This means that if you want something placed on a tiny island like Fiji, it will be tough. It will still be doable, we will have to increase the size of the island, but ideally the place you have in mind is not a tiny country. Examples of countries that work perfectly: Namibia, Germany, France. In large countries like Australia or the United States, your illustration will take up only a portion of the country. As you can see in the gallery here on the Dive Map, Australia is made up of about 5 illustrations – where one would be yours.
6. How do you know where to place the picture?
In the form we send you, you can give us all the information and also include the geo location of your picture.
7. What text can I add?
Space is very limited on the maps since as there is so much goodness already. But we will do our best to accommodate your wishes! You can definitely add your favorite spot to the map or have a short sentence added which (limited to 90 characters incl. spaces). People typically write things like “Get back to Namibia where we saw the most amazing animals and got engaged”. Again, we will ask you exactly where to put it in the form we send you after the purchase.
8. Can I be involved in the illustration process?
$799 is certainly a lot of money but from this, you will get a one off print, a frame, DHL Express shipping and of course, we have to sit down and discuss the whole artwork with our illustrator. We always do our best to give you an amazing piece of art that will be the best gift ever, but we cannot involve you in the process as this would take a lot more time and make the whole print much more expensive. However, if for some reason, the picture doesn't work or the backstory is unclear to us, we will reach out to you to make sure we're clear on what you’re looking for.
9. How long does this take?
You can expect around 4 weeks' turnaround time from the moment you submit the form.
10. Can I return it?
As we are creating a one off canvas, just for you, unfortunately this cannot be returned.
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Customized Canvas: the story behind
The question we probably get asked the most is: "can you illustrate a map for me?" - and we can't. Because making these maps takes months and hundreds of hours of work from research and illustration.
But then we got a request for a personalized map where we were asked to change just one country. The idea was for a wedding anniversary and we really loved the story, so we decided to go for it. It was fun to consider the story when illustrating this and to really try to capture the essence.
So, since we now have processes in place to print one-off canvases we thought: why not offer this to other people as ideas for wedding anniversary gifts, anniversary gifts or just to commemorate awesome moments.
For diving, this could be your first dive, the one time you saw an amazing Mola Mola or getting engaged on the beach during your dive trip! We'll we leave it up to your imagination.
The Dive Map is an awesome choice of map to customize, as it shows you the best dive spots across the globe - over 500 surf spots, information about type of dive and underwater features. From the remarkable macro of Lembeh Strait to the shark dives of the Bahamas and wrecks in the Red Sea. As well as commemorating special moments, you can also get inspiration and plan your next dive trip in style.
The canvas edition is a museum-quality jumbo canvas print on heavy, 100% cotton cloth - with a satin surface for brilliant colors. It will fuel your wanderlust and complete any room it's displayed in!
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