Our Story

Welcome to Blue Monocle, a specialty print shop based in Denver, Colorado with a focus on making fine print reproductions of antique maps, printed on 100% cotton acid-free fine art papers with archival pigment inks. We're dedicated to the art of printmaking and every item we print is made only of the highest quality materials.

This shop is a happy combination of three of our passions: maps, history, and prints on paper. We love old maps because they are truly windows onto history, showing paths of exploration, scientific discovery, developing and changing societies, and more. They also connect us to the places that are most important to us: our towns, our ancestry, and our common heritage. Plus, many of them are beautiful works of art in their own right.

We started Blue Monocle in 2008 as a way to explore history through antique maps, and with a desire to perfect the art of fine prints on paper. Over the years we've had the privilege to make prints for numerous museums, universities, and television and movie productions, and our prints have been featured in InStyle Magazine and displayed on the set of The Martha Stewart Show.

All of the images we print have been lovingly restored, and we make all of the prints on a large-format digital fine art printer using archival pigment inks and 100% cotton matte fine art papers. We're always on the lookout for beautiful and interesting old maps, and we regularly add new items to the collection. We're also happy to customize any of the prints in any way, just drop us a line to describe what you'd like.

Since 2012 we've also made a subset of our collection available for purchase in our Etsy store. Etsy is a marketplace for unique handmade and custom products and has a great community of buyers and sellers.

You can find much more information about our products on our Help Center page. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us, we'd love to hear from you!

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