The Prisoner (1967) Village Map

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Spence, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Spence

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    I am gathering information to start creating a screen-accurate color map from the British TV show The Prisoner. Right now, I am collecting still images from my Blu-ray disc. The map was featured in the episode "Arrival."

    I already searched the internet for information, but there wasn't much. All I have right now are screen-grabs.

    Does anyone have any information that would help me with this project?

    If all goes well, I plan on doing a limited run of the finished color maps.
     
  2. Megamicrofish

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  3. Spence

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    Thanks for the link! It appears that map has some inaccuracies.

    - The lettering on the cover does not appear to be in gold, like the original.
    - The map's coloring is off, and the drawings are not entirely faithful to the original prop.
    - I don't want my map to have notes and pictures on the reverse side.

    I plan on ordering their map in order to see how it was folded. My map's graphics will be created from scratch.

    Megamicrofish, thank you again for your help!
     
  4. Megamicrofish

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  5. racprops

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    Funny thing is in the map only three place anyone can live is Number 6...

    the old folks home and Number 2 home the green dome...

    So were do all the villagers live??

    Rich
     
  6. Spence

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    I've wondered that as well. After Christmas, I will start figuring out the dimensions of the map and the cover. Again, if anyone has any more information regarding this prop, please let me know.
     
  7. Cmdr.Kerner

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    This is what I can offer.

    Dietrich
     
  8. cyclone

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    i had a map that i bought from the village when i visited it a few years ago im sure of it...
    such a strange place and was very weird walking around it.
    number 6`s house was the gift shop iirc
     
  9. Spence

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    Update: I recently acquired a map found in the DVD box set of The Prisoner released in 2006. It appears to be more accurate than previous replicas. Does anyone know if there is any information regarding the map in the new Blu-ray release?
     
  10. Spence

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    Just bought the Blu-ray release. I have my hands on two semi-accurate replicas. I'm planning on recreating the entire map on Illustrator. Ultimately, I would love to do a run of these.
     
  11. Spence

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    Guess what I've been working on?


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  12. deck5

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    How's it coming along?
     
  13. Spence

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    I've finally gathering up all the screenshots. Now I'm trying to figure out the dimensions of the map. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
  14. AMP

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    Great stuff here. Look forward to watchig this become reality.
     
  15. deck5

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    In my opinion, the map itself is 36"x16", unfolded.
     
  16. deck5

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    That's eight folds from left to right, one fold top to bottom. So folded up, the map would be 4"x8". The folder looks to be another 1/2" all around; if that's so, then the folder would be 5"x9".
     
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  17. deck5

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    Based on the screenshots I've done this cover up as a vectorized graphic, if you'd like it. Let me know.
     
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  18. deck5

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    PM replied!
     
  19. deck5

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    Small adjustment. Further study tells me the map is 32"x15", and the cover 8"x4.5".

    Also, 9 vertical folds in the map, one horizontal fold.
     
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  20. deck5

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    Here's a mockup showing the folds.
     
  21. DrMcoy

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    cool project -- loved this show. have the dvd set -- this inspires me to go watch it again.
     
  22. Spence

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    Thanks, everyone (especially deck 5) for all the help so far. Right now this project has been on the back burner, but I'm still working on it! I found some very detailed screenshots of the cover later on in the "Arrival" episode, so I'll try sourcing the leatherette material first. Deck 5, where'd you find that mockup map? It looks great.
     
  23. deck5

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    Hey, Spence. Sorry, missed your question. That's my version of the map, I've been meaning to complete it. Still have a few trees to add.
     
  24. Spence

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    [​IMG]

    Does anyone know what material the cover may be?
     
  25. KimMont

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    I know this is an old thread, but this is something I've been interested in. Just curious if any additional movement has been made on the map.
    Thanks
     
  26. Dondragmer

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    I’ve been working on my own version of the Village Map as well. I have all of my artwork finished, but I’m still looking for a place to have it printed -- finding a place that does high-quality printing onto that’s paper suitable for folding into a map has proven to be something of a challenge. I may be close to a solution for the leatherette cover as well, which is presenting an entirely different set of challenges.
     
  27. reididtenroc

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  28. Dondragmer

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    Yep, I own a couple of those. That map was created by Prisoner fans Roger and Karen Langley, back in the days of VHS and standard-def TV. It's a beautiful map, especially considering the technological limitations of the time, but unfortunately the new HD transfers reveal its shortcomings. With the reference material available today, it's possible to piece together a much more accurate map.
     
  29. drsyn71

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    Blowing the dust off this thread...

    Anyone had an progress on a nice new updated version?

    I thought I had a color one from my days of being in Six Of One The Prisoner Appreciation Society back in the 90s, but all I could find was an old B&W.
     
  30. Dondragmer

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    I’m actually mostly finished with mine – here are some pics of a prototype:

    Your Village.jpg

    Old Peoples Home.jpg

    Tower.jpg

    I still want to adjust the colors a bit, and the cover is still a work in progress.
     
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    Nice! What size is your map?
     
  32. Dondragmer

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    My map is 33.1 inches by about 15.5 inches. I'm assuming the original was printed onto A1-sized paper. (I'm pretty sure the Tally Ho was printed at A1 size as well.)
     
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  33. Dondragmer

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    Here’s a prototype cover:

    Color Cover.jpg

    Also doing the black and white version:

    BW Cover.jpg
     
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  34. drsyn71

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    Are you gonna do a run of them and put them up in the junkyard maybe?
     
  35. portland182

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    The ISO 216 standard for paper sizes like A4 and A3 etc, wasn't written until 1975,
    As the Prisoner was made in the UK well before that, any paper used would have been imperial sizes.

    http://baph.org.uk/reference/papersizes.html

    Cheers

    Jim
     
  36. Dondragmer

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    Actually, that paper standard dates back to 1922 (as DIN 476), and was adopted as a national standard in the UK back in 1959. DIN 476 was later codified as an international standard (ISO 216) in 1975.

    As I said, it's an assumption, but since the Tally Ho appears to have been printed at onto A1 paper as well, I think it's a reasonable one. Everything is guesswork until the original prop turns up, though!
     
  37. portland182

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    I stand very much corrected :)
     
  38. Eriklb

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    HI everybody, this is my first post on this forum. I'm glad that there is still some Prisoner fans out there !

    I also, worked on the Village map. It's an iconic piece but strangely only has 10 seconds for air time.
    On the Blue ray release we can see that it had been done very quickly. Personnaly I tried to give it a little bit more meat.

    Here's the presentation on my website :
    http://www.studiodaruma.com/blog/index.php/2013/03/17/post-with-large-image/

    slides_carte_village.jpg



    I also did the Esp Card deck seen in the episode Schizoid Man, it was fun :

    slides_esp-e1461433440332.jpg

    Also did Number 6 costume. I sourced all the elements as close as possible from the original. But the blaser I did bespoke, in the traditionnal way :
    ( Ok ok the piping is thicker than the original. Creative license here...)
    slide_prisoner_jacket_vert.jpg
     
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  39. Dondragmer

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    Wow, that's really beautiful, even nicer than the De Agostini map. Zener cards are great, too. I may need to place an order.
     
  40. Eriklb

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    Thanks Drondragmer.
     
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