Mapped & Curated

When it comes to planning a trip, the Internet and guidebooks are a great source of information. But once you arrive at your destination, there’s nothing like a real map to help you get your bearings. Your smartphone may have GPS, but the small screen doesn’t show the big picture and using it while traveling can be costly. Part map, part curated guide, Red Maps are a lightweight, easy-to-use and beautifully designed solution no city should be explored without. In addition to streets, neighborhoods, and major landmarks, each map features a selection of stores, hotels, restaurants, museums, parks and more carefully curated by a team of travel experts and updated every four to six months. Designer and company founder Jim Leniart has a strict no advertising policy—if it’s on the map, it must be noteworthy. Made in the USA, Red Maps are matte laminated for water resistance, feature a no glare finish, and are available for 14 American Cities, 11 European cities and also come in gift sets. From the elegant design to the thoughtfully curated points of interest, Red Maps’ attention to detail takes the travel map to all new places.

Red Maps

City Guides

Mapped & Curated

When it comes to planning a trip, the Internet and guidebooks are a great source of information. But once you arrive at your destination, there’s nothing like a real map to help you get your bearings. Your smartphone may have GPS, but the small screen doesn’t show the big picture and using it while traveling can be costly. Part map, part curated guide, Red Maps are a lightweight, easy-to-use and beautifully designed solution no city should be explored without. In addition to streets, neighborhoods, and major landmarks, each map features a selection of stores, hotels, restaurants, museums, parks and more carefully curated by a team of travel experts and updated every four to six months. Designer and company founder Jim Leniart has a strict no advertising policy—if it’s on the map, it must be noteworthy. Made in the USA, Red Maps are matte laminated for water resistance, feature a no glare finish, and are available for 14 American Cities, 11 European cities and also come in gift sets. From the elegant design to the thoughtfully curated points of interest, Red Maps’ attention to detail takes the travel map to all new places.
Made in the USA

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • James
    James

    I’m Jim Leniart the Owner and Creator of Red Maps city guides. I was a student of architecture and began Red Maps later in my career while working in real estate. I’ve always drawn cities and buildings for as long as I can remember, so I am very lucky to be doing exactly what I’ve always enjoyed. Red Maps is based here in NYC and the product is made in the USA. We print locally because we like supporting the local economy and because we like the quality of the work we get from our NY/NJ manufacturers. I am here to answer any questions you may have.

    Jim

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 11:49 AM

    We are very excited to be launching Red Maps on The Grommet, which is a great place to discover beautiful, well-designed products for all your needs. We love their philosophy.

  • Ellie
    Ellie
    2/14/2014 12:51 PM

    @James What a great idea! I was all set to purchase, but you didn't have the two maps I wanted: San Antonio and MPLS/St. Paul. Are you planning to expand the line?

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 12:53 PM

    @Ellie

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 12:55 PM

    @James Hi Elli, No expansion yet for those cities. Perhaps a few more in Europe, Mexico City and one or two in Canada. For now, focusing on keeping current cities best possible. - Jim

  • John C
    John C
    2/14/2014 12:54 PM

    Looks like a quality product. Is it your intention to update each of the guides along the way? We expect to revisit several of your cities down the road.

    Are you adding cities? Unfortunately, our destination this spring is Ireland, and there's no Red Map city guide for Dublin yet.

    And we could have used your Madrid/Seville guide when we were in Spain four months ago.

    If you are building a list of prospective customers, kindly add our email: [email protected] Thank you

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 12:57 PM

    @John C Hi John, No Ireland, and we just produced the 2014 Madrid, so sorry you did not have that one for your trip. We continuously update the guides. Printing is in small quantities so that the information is always fresh and vetted.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    2/14/2014 2:04 PM

    @James Hi. In the video you say that the subway stops are marked, but is there also a full subway map included in each guide so you can figure out what lines to take?

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 3:09 PM

    @Deborah Hi Deborah, I just saw your question. Sorry for the delay! When you look at a Red Map is shows you all the metro stops in the city center. Then where a train continues off the map, we show you its final destination so you'll know your way. I'll post a pic of our Madrid map on twitter for Grommet. It's about the on-map metro stations of a Red Map.

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 1:07 PM

    When you read a Red Map you'll see the name of all the landmarks, hotels, attractions and parks right on the drawing. No back-and-forth referencing. Red Maps are designed so you can plan your day easily.

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/14/2014 1:23 PM

    @James Do you have any maps of Pisa, Siena, Verona, Treviso, or Pompeii? We will be traveling to Italy in April!

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 1:35 PM

    @Guest We have the La Dolce Vita set that includes many of Italy's entry major points. You're trip sounds interesting. You might want to consider Vicenza to see Palladio's villas. Beautiful town.

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    2/14/2014 1:53 PM

    Hi Jim -

    You have such impressive looking products. As an avid user of Red Maps, I was wondering if you could tell us more about how you select the major sights for you maps, and I hear you make beautiful note cards as well. Can you tell me more about them?

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 2:07 PM

    @Cynthia Hi! We first make sure we have all of a city's most important sites. We include descriptions of them as well, for example what is a museum's art collection about... When we walk the streets of a city we are constantly gathering ideas for more off-beat places that a curious traveler will want to see, cool galleries, amazing little courtyards..

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 2:09 PM

    ICONS & SKYLINES are Red Maps' newest product: Beautiful folded note cards of the world's most famous iconic buildings and skylines. On the back of each card is a little map and some fun quick facts about the history. Each card comes with an envelope.

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    2/14/2014 2:14 PM

    Thank you @James. Can't wait to write my next round of thank you notes on your beautiful cards.

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 2:11 PM

    We're posting detailed photos of the interior of the Red Maps so you can see the detail. Check out the images on The Grommets' Twitter feed. See central Florence, then the incredible shopping details of SoHo-Nolita (800 stores and restaurants shown.)

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 3:49 PM

    We organize each Red Map so that you'll find the most important categories like museums in London or restaurants in Las Vegas on the first reference panel. Makes planning you day easy.

    Red Maps have been recommended in over 100 magazines and newspapers around the world. The first were the New York Times and Town & Country in our first month of business.

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 5:52 PM

    We've posted for Grommet's Twitter feed images of the drawings and information you'll find on these Red Maps:

    Vienna's Shopping District

    Miami's South Beach Area

    SoHo/Nolita's Block-by-Block detail and store lists

    Florence's City Center

    Madrid's Metro Stations

    The Grommet offers the full line of Red Maps City Guides.

  • Dolores
    Dolores
    2/15/2014 10:16 AM

    Planning a trip to Budapest and Prague this June. Any chance you'll have those cities by then?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Red Maps

City Guides

Mapped & Curated

When it comes to planning a trip, the Internet and guidebooks are a great source of information. But once you arrive at your destination, there’s nothing like a real map to help you get your bearings. Your smartphone may have GPS, but the small screen doesn’t show the big picture and using it while traveling can be costly.

Part
map, part curated guide, Red Maps are a lightweight, easy-to-use and beautifully designed solution no city should be explored without. In addition to streets, neighborhoods, and major landmarks, each map features a selection of stores, hotels, restaurants, museums, parks and more carefully curated by a team of travel experts and updated every four to six months. Designer and company founder Jim Leniart has a strict no advertising policy—if it’s on the map, it must be noteworthy.

Made in the USA, Red Maps are matte laminated for water resistance, feature a no glare finish, and are available for 14 American Cities, 11 European cities and also come in gift sets. From the elegant design to the thoughtfully curated points of interest, Red Maps’ attention to detail takes the travel map to all new places.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • James
    James

    I’m Jim Leniart the Owner and Creator of Red Maps city guides. I was a student of architecture and began Red Maps later in my career while working in real estate. I’ve always drawn cities and buildings for as long as I can remember, so I am very lucky to be doing exactly what I’ve always enjoyed. Red Maps is based here in NYC and the product is made in the USA. We print locally because we like supporting the local economy and because we like the quality of the work we get from our NY/NJ manufacturers. I am here to answer any questions you may have.

    Jim

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 11:49 AM

    We are very excited to be launching Red Maps on The Grommet, which is a great place to discover beautiful, well-designed products for all your needs. We love their philosophy.

  • Ellie
    Ellie
    2/14/2014 12:51 PM

    @James What a great idea! I was all set to purchase, but you didn't have the two maps I wanted: San Antonio and MPLS/St. Paul. Are you planning to expand the line?

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 12:53 PM

    @Ellie

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 12:55 PM

    @James Hi Elli, No expansion yet for those cities. Perhaps a few more in Europe, Mexico City and one or two in Canada. For now, focusing on keeping current cities best possible. - Jim

  • John C
    John C
    2/14/2014 12:54 PM

    Looks like a quality product. Is it your intention to update each of the guides along the way? We expect to revisit several of your cities down the road.

    Are you adding cities? Unfortunately, our destination this spring is Ireland, and there's no Red Map city guide for Dublin yet.

    And we could have used your Madrid/Seville guide when we were in Spain four months ago.

    If you are building a list of prospective customers, kindly add our email: [email protected] Thank you

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 12:57 PM

    @John C Hi John, No Ireland, and we just produced the 2014 Madrid, so sorry you did not have that one for your trip. We continuously update the guides. Printing is in small quantities so that the information is always fresh and vetted.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    2/14/2014 2:04 PM

    @James Hi. In the video you say that the subway stops are marked, but is there also a full subway map included in each guide so you can figure out what lines to take?

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 3:09 PM

    @Deborah Hi Deborah, I just saw your question. Sorry for the delay! When you look at a Red Map is shows you all the metro stops in the city center. Then where a train continues off the map, we show you its final destination so you'll know your way. I'll post a pic of our Madrid map on twitter for Grommet. It's about the on-map metro stations of a Red Map.

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 1:07 PM

    When you read a Red Map you'll see the name of all the landmarks, hotels, attractions and parks right on the drawing. No back-and-forth referencing. Red Maps are designed so you can plan your day easily.

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/14/2014 1:23 PM

    @James Do you have any maps of Pisa, Siena, Verona, Treviso, or Pompeii? We will be traveling to Italy in April!

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 1:35 PM

    @Guest We have the La Dolce Vita set that includes many of Italy's entry major points. You're trip sounds interesting. You might want to consider Vicenza to see Palladio's villas. Beautiful town.

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    2/14/2014 1:53 PM

    Hi Jim -

    You have such impressive looking products. As an avid user of Red Maps, I was wondering if you could tell us more about how you select the major sights for you maps, and I hear you make beautiful note cards as well. Can you tell me more about them?

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 2:07 PM

    @Cynthia Hi! We first make sure we have all of a city's most important sites. We include descriptions of them as well, for example what is a museum's art collection about... When we walk the streets of a city we are constantly gathering ideas for more off-beat places that a curious traveler will want to see, cool galleries, amazing little courtyards..

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 2:09 PM

    ICONS & SKYLINES are Red Maps' newest product: Beautiful folded note cards of the world's most famous iconic buildings and skylines. On the back of each card is a little map and some fun quick facts about the history. Each card comes with an envelope.

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    2/14/2014 2:14 PM

    Thank you @James. Can't wait to write my next round of thank you notes on your beautiful cards.

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 2:11 PM

    We're posting detailed photos of the interior of the Red Maps so you can see the detail. Check out the images on The Grommets' Twitter feed. See central Florence, then the incredible shopping details of SoHo-Nolita (800 stores and restaurants shown.)

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 3:49 PM

    We organize each Red Map so that you'll find the most important categories like museums in London or restaurants in Las Vegas on the first reference panel. Makes planning you day easy.

    Red Maps have been recommended in over 100 magazines and newspapers around the world. The first were the New York Times and Town & Country in our first month of business.

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    2/14/2014 5:52 PM

    We've posted for Grommet's Twitter feed images of the drawings and information you'll find on these Red Maps:

    Vienna's Shopping District

    Miami's South Beach Area

    SoHo/Nolita's Block-by-Block detail and store lists

    Florence's City Center

    Madrid's Metro Stations

    The Grommet offers the full line of Red Maps City Guides.

  • Dolores
    Dolores
    2/15/2014 10:16 AM

    Planning a trip to Budapest and Prague this June. Any chance you'll have those cities by then?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.