22 May


notNeutral - Map Plates
Some of you might remember these fantastic city map plates from notNeutral that I posted on last month. Well, the plates got such a great response from readers that notNeutral would like to hear more from you! They’re planning to add 4 more cities to the map plate collection for fall, and are looking for suggestions as to what those cities should be….which is where you come in!

There is a theme to the collection – so that should help you narrow it down from the zillions of cities out there. The theme is “Culture and Capitalism” – and the quick summary of what they’re looking for in the chosen cities is this: (as quoted from Julie Smith-Clementi, notNeutral President) “We are looking for four cities that have been greatly impacted by man through the process of urban design/development and capital investment, rather than growth through a slower more organic model.” It might also help to read about how they decided upon the cities that are currently in their collection too. Click here to read that press release (pdf).

So – what city (or cities) do YOU think should belong in the upcoming map plate collection? Tokyo? London? NYC? Tell us what you think – and you’ll be entered for a chance to win your favorite map plate from the current collection! TWO winners will be chosen! Just post your suggestion here by Friday, May 25 at midnight PST. Good luck!

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dubya SAYS:

I’m from DC so naturally I think that is the home of “culture & Capitalism”, but other initial thoughts came up with 1.Dubai, 2.Hong Kong, 3.Chicago. Too many great cities in this world! But being a designer I love how the plates are uniquely chosen based on urban design!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 10:49 am

Courtney SAYS:

i have been coveting these plates for awhile now. my vote is definitely for nyc!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 12:02 pm

lisalmg SAYS:

Definitely NYC, I think they should also to Rome, Moscow and Boston.

Reply May 24, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Rebecca-bakesale SAYS:

I say Tokyo and London have to get plates. What a cool idea!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 12:49 pm

chewingthecud SAYS:

my vote is for Singapore.

Reply May 24, 2007 at 1:52 pm

Jenny SAYS:

These are so much fun!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 2:04 pm

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Reply May 24, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Lindsey SAYS:

No doubt San Francisco and London deserve plates!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 3:01 pm

Anna Molina-Wilkinson SAYS:

I can’t believe NYC isn’t on there yet!

My vote is for NYC and London.

Reply May 24, 2007 at 3:56 pm

sue r SAYS:

Rome or Boston (where I live, hee)


Reply May 24, 2007 at 6:49 pm

Emily SAYS:

Edinburg Scottland one of my favorite cities

Reply May 24, 2007 at 7:52 pm

planderson SAYS:

I have to vote for Sydney, Australia. What the human designs/architecture of the bridge and Opera House have done for that beautiful city is AMAZING!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 8:20 pm

melissa SAYS:

definately somewhere British…
Glasgow or London sound good to me!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 10:47 pm

Laurel SAYS:

NYC, London, Venice, Paris

Reply May 25, 2007 at 8:47 am



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