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Unconventional Guides

Unconventional Guides is the original business spin-off from Chris Guillebeau's Art of Non-Conformity blog. Launched in 2008, the Unconventional Guides store offers a growing inventory of practical resources designed to help entrepreneurs, artists, students of all ages, and travelers of all types build successful small businesses based on the driving principles of freedom and independence.

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Jen & Omar

Jen and Omar / These are Things

Jen Adrion and Omar Noory are the creative duo behind These Are Things Together, they craft a collection of modern cartographic goods, draw informational illustrations, and write about the business of art at Since the successful debut of their first Modern World Map in 2010, These Are Things has delivered whimsical paper goods to thousands of happy customers in over fifty countries. The pair has also collaborated with a diverse group of clients including 3M, AFAR Magazine, American Greetings, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, JWT, Rodale, Southwest Airlines' Spirit Magazine, T. Rowe Price, Tourism Australia, and Tumi.