When VanDam first introduced its patented WORLD UNFOLDS® series into the US market in 1985 through American Express it set a new standard in making citymaps understandable, fun, easy-to-use and refold by themselves. The response was overwhelming:
“Ingenious...a magical series”
TRAVEL & LEISURE MAGAZINE
“A Map that’s More than A Map. Unfolds to 18 times its original size, then refold automatically...holds both global patents and a copyright as kinetic sculpture”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“The best innovation in map design since the globe was flattened onto paper..”
With over 20 million copies produced VanDam is the global expert and go–to–firm for producing UNFOLDS pop-ups of any size.
When the Walt Disney Company wanted an official pop-up map to its Florida themeparks, VanDam designed and produced an instant Disney classic. For a Novartis product launch a one-million-copy run was required within a month. VanDam delivered perfect quality ahead of schedule. BMW called on VanDam for the launch of its Mini brand and commissioned a custom maps series and a dimensional magazine insert. VanDam also produced a series of pop-ups for the launch of BMW’s new 3-Series.
Marvel Comics hired VanDam to create and produce the first ever 3-D magazine cover using UNFOLDS technology. Bertelsmann has been a licensor of the UNFOLDS format for its EuroStar map series. For Penguin Putnam VanDam created a series of EcoGuides to the universe, rainforest, desert, ocean, the Moon and Mars. Berlitz, Pfizer and St. Martin’s Press are longstanding clients of VanDam.
This unique combination of cartographic skill, production know-how and the patented fold and folding equipment give VanDam the critical edge to produce UNFOLDS pop-ups like no one else. Our electronic mapping expertise and total commitment to customer satisfaction is why VanDam is the right firm to design and produce mapping solutions in all media.