We built True North Posters with one goal in mind - To give people the opportunity to own high quality, beautiful custom art at a price that wouldn't break the bank.
1 + 1
Two people. That's the entire team. We handle everything, from web dev to logistics.
We're a local, small business, that's entirely run out of a garage - and we're proud of it.
By removing markups, we're able to price at 50% less while keeping the highest quality.
INSPIRED BY ADVENTURE
From Bangkok to Berlin and Boston to Bogota, traveling is what inspired us to build True North.
True North Posters was founded in San Francisco, California in 2018 with one goal: building affordable, high-quality custom art prints and posters that would make people smile.
Being avid lifelong travelers, we wanted to build something that would allow people to be reminded of the adventures that inspired them. So we decided to launch True North Posters with our collective life savings, and we're proud to have remained independently owned to this day.
ALL OF THE ART, NONE OF THE MARKUP
We wanted to build an affordable way for everyone to remember the places that mean the most to them.
After returning from an amazing two weeks in the Balearic Islands, we realized that we wanted something to remind ourselves of that amazing trip - and what better than a beautifully colored map of the island?
Sadly, the only ones that we could find (that were up to our standards) were woefully overpriced, and the affordable ones didn't do justice to our memories of that trip. So we decided to create our own, but without the markups, saving close to 50% for our customers.
PROUDLY LOCAL & INDEPENDENT
From web design to logistics, we run everything out of our two-car garage. Proudly.
When we first set off on this journey, we had no idea where it would take us. We began by crafting our business plan on the back of an old roadmap of the Australian Outback (which we've now framed and placed in our studio).
From there, we built a website and designed our first product, printing and shipping them out ourselves from our "studio" - which is in reality our modest garage. We started out locally owned and independent, and we intend to stay that way.
COMMITTED TO YOU
Our first priority is to make our customers (that's you) truly happy. Everything else is secondary.
At the end of the day, you are the most important part of this equation. We all have stories of terrible customer experiences with brands that simply don't care once they've charged your credit card. From the very start, we knew we wanted to be different.
So we invented the True North "No Questions Asked" guarantee - the only guarantee in the art world which gives our customers 100 days to try the art out knowing that we'll have their backs if it doesn't work out. We're committed to you, and we mean that. Learn more about our guarantee here.
COMMITTED TO OUR PLANET
We've been all over our planet, and we love it dearly - so we're committed to giving back to it with every poster.
One of the unfortunate side effects of having traveled so much is that we've seen firsthand the destruction that modern society has done to our planet. We made the decision early on to make sure we would strive to always "do better" for our planet.
We’re committed to being an environmentally conscious small business, and as such, in addition to using sustainably sourced materials whenever possible, we are also contributing a portion of our profits to 1% For The Planet, and are matching all carbon offset donations made during checkout. We only have one planet. Let’s care for it. Learn more here.
DESIGNED FOR EVERYONE, BY ANYONE
The beauty of custom art is that it can be designed by anyone, for everyone - making it truly unique.
If you've made it this far down, thank you for reading our story. We hope it's helped you get to know us a little better.
We want to end on perhaps our favorite fact our small business - the fact that the beauty of True North prints and posters is that they can be designed by anyone and can be crafted for anyone.
They are uniquely personal to any story, person, or memory - and because of that, they are one of the rare things that can truly bring a smile to someone's face.
The True North Guarantee
At the end of the day, we want you to be genuinely happy with your custom True North art print. That’s more important to us than making a few extra bucks by denying your return. So we created the True North Guarantee, designed to have your back at all times.
At the end of the day, we want you to be genuinely happy with your custom True North art print.
That’s more important to us than making a few extra bucks by denying your return.
So we created the True North Guarantee, designed to have your back at all times.
Design with confidence
Design your unique art print knowing that you're covered by the True North Guarantee.
100 days, 100% guarantee
Unpack your art, hang it up, and enjoy it for up to 100 days while making up your mind.
We've got your back, alaways
We stand by our work, and we will make it right should you not be 110% happy with it.
Got a first one to try it out, now going to get some for the other rooms in my condo.
Got him a map of Monza - he is SO happy with it!
I was a bit skeptical at first, but then realized how high quality the paper is. Would buy another.
I spent an amazing 3 months in Bali (pre-pandemic, obviously) and have really been missing it. I saw an ad for this cool map poster thing, and it literally had Bali in the ad, so I figured it was a sign. Love my new map!!
FAQ & General Questions 🔎
Looking for something? Great - You've come to the right place!
Ever since we've been open for business, we've catalogued the thousands of questions that we've received from curious customers just like you.
We then took all those inquiries and categorized them into these general questions - which we've gone ahead and answered in our FAQ.
We're confident that we've answered the most commonly asked questions here - but if you'd like to know something else, you can go ahead and reach out to us directly at email@example.com
Our Printing Process