World Map Subway Art

I finished painting our World Map Subway Art.  Madison LOVES it!

World Map Subway Art


She created a document with all the countries in all the fonts in the places she wanted them.  Then, as with the World Map, we used the projector and traced them onto the wall.

Then I PAINSTAKINGLY hand painted them all.

World Map Wall Subway Art


I had to lay on the floor and climb a ladder.  I spilled paint on my new floors three times…but got it done!

World Map Wall Subway Art


***Before anyone lets their OCD tendencies drive them nutty over the countries not being over their proper location — please realize that we were NOT trying to create a geographically correct map.  :-)

We wanted to create visually interesting subway art with all the places Madison wants to visit…and there’s a world map in the background.

World Map Wall Painting Subway Art

This was Madison’s vision.
She found the world map she wanted to use.  She created the Document with all the countries she wanted to include and picked out all the funky fonts that made it difficult for me to paint.
World Map Subway Art
I have to admit…I think it’s pretty cool myself!


  1. This is such a cool idea and would never thought about using a projector, but where on the map is New Zealand? :(

  2. Awesome project! Great idea to use the projector, I was wondering how you got it to look so perfect. Looks like it was fun to do.

  3. What a great project! Travel and typography are right up my alley so this is amazing! Well done mama! :-)

  4. Wow, that is amazing! I wouldn’t have the patience to pull something off like that. Fab job!

  5. Love it! Especially the different fonts. I know what you mean about the hand-painting. I did a wall of camouflage for my son several years ago (which is still there).
    I did want to know if you did this project with a craft store (Michaels) projector or more of a school-type projector?

    Thanks, and it’s nice to see someone chipping away at their to-do list!

  6. I love Madison’s vision! And your mad skillz. The house is coming along!!!!! :)

  7. What a fun project to do together! I love Madison’s vision and your hard work paid off! It’s awesome!

    • Thanks Roeshel. I told her she needed to paint the lettering but with all her homework she never had time so I just did it. When she came home from school and saw it, her reaction was worth it! :-)

  8. Is awesome, I’m from Chile, now living in Canada. Where in Chile want to visit your girl? Dessert or forest? Is really beautiful and you can see lots of different views, is not dangerous. I hope she could get it. And Peru, I guess Machu Pichu, beautiful.

    • Cool. I have no idea where she wants to go. I think if she could visit every country in the world she’d love it. Where do you recommend visiting in Chile?

  9. Sandra it’s just fabulous! You and your girl are a great team. I’m pinning now…amazing. Lisa~

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