The Man Behind The Trail Map Is Crowdfunding A Rad Coffee Table Book | Unofficial NetworksIf you are a skier or snowboarder, there is a good chance James Niehues has been your mountain guide. And even if you have never shared a bottomless powder day with him, he has always been close by. Maybe even in your pocket. Jim has extensively researched, photographed and illustrated nearly every ski map used in North America over the last three decades. Nearly in total! It is because of Jim that trail maps from Aspen to Whistler have the same look and feel. Ski Magazine regularly ranks the Top 50 resorts in North America.
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Then the images that took him weeks to create are printed on cheap paper and distributed by the thousands for free, only to be crumpled up, stuffed in pockets and ultimately thrown away in tatters. This year his works will be showcased in a coffee table book, and already there is proof of how much it is valued. It also helped that people who gave larger donations were treated with not only the book but deal-sweeteners such as signed posters. The fact that he picked me to help him share his story and his legacy is something I do not take lightly. This is a story that will never be told again, where you have one guy who inadvertently cornered the market in a fiercely independent industry.
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For 30 years, James Niehues has been every skier's best friend. He has painted trail maps for ski resorts at over ski areas all over the world, including at least forty-five ranked in the SKI Magazine Resort Guide. Now, rather than keeping his work strictly utilitarian, he has released a beautiful coffee-table style book that combines all of his best pieces in one place. Niehues, who was inducted earlier this year to the U. According to Niehues, the book's Kickstarter page became the top art illustration project in the crowdfunding website's history. A good design is relevant for a few years, maybe even a decade. But a well-made map is used for generations.
By: Barclay November 15, Over the course of his 3 decade plus career, James Niehues has inspired millions of skiers and riders to explore their own boundaries within the ski area through his art. In order to compliment those memories along with the evolution of his own work, Niehues is now crowdfunding a coffee table book. Please support me on Kickstarter! Its full color, timeless design provides an art book that will look great at your home or your favorite ski cabin.