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New zine + giveaway!

The new Maps & Fragments photo zine is here! It’s beautifully printed, featuring color photos I took in Seoul, Busan, Beijing, Yunnan, and places in between.


The giveaway includes my brand new mini photo zine, an 80-page hand-painted + hand-stamped idea notebook, various postcard prints of my photos, tiny postcard stickers in a hand-made envelope, and carefully selected paper goodies (a card + envelope byjoesther, a postcard by Millo, vintage label stickers in two colors, triangle sticky notes in tangerine and violet, an egg-shaped bookmark, etc.)

Everything goes to one lucky randomly chosen winner.

And you only have to do two things:
1) Be a Maps & Fragments follower. It can be on Google readerTwitterBloglovin’, etc.
2) Leave a comment with a way for me to contact you.

The randomly-chosen winner of this giveaway is Lisa! Thank you all for participating.


The pocket-sized photo zine was printed on custom-cut paper. In case you are as paper-nerdy as I am: the cover is a heavy 250 gsm matte paper and the insides are thick 157 gsm uncoated matte paper.

Every copy has been signed and numbered!

Each zine will be shipped with a complimentary polaroid postcard in a carefully wrapped package.

And as a little bonus, the first 15 zine orders will come with a handmade envelope full of polaroid stickers!

$10 + worldwide shipping (takes around 7 days). SOLD OUT.


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    December 12, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Your new zine looks really nice! Have you made a lot of zines before? I’ve always thought of making one, but I wouldn’t know where to being. You’re really talented. Anyway, count me in your great giveaway! Of course, I follow your RSS Feed, as well as your Twitter account.

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    December 12, 2011 at 2:52 am

    you know i follow you everywhere i can! this looks really really beautiful. here’s hoping!

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    December 12, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Awesome! The layout and, of course, photographs look really lovely! Yay on your new photo zine. And I would like to enter your giveaway, definitely; I follow you on Bloglovin’ and my contact is Hope that you’ve been having a great weekend!

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    December 12, 2011 at 3:58 am

    The zine looks great! Do you print them yourself? Count me in for the giveaway drawing! (thepajamapenguin (at)

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    Sarah Yu
    December 12, 2011 at 4:39 am

    I am a big fan of your photos and traveling adventures. It really inspires me to have the courage and initiative to do the same one day. (haha as I am writing this, I am prepping for a genetics final tomorrow morning, but I am currently on a study break perusing your blog >_<) Please consider me for the giveaway, and I hope life is going swell for you. Contact me at:

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    December 12, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Oh how wonderful! I would love to enter this contest.
    I am already a follower 🙂
    xx beebee

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    December 12, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Heyhey =) I would love to enter this giveaway! I appreciate very much that your did evyrthing yourself!! It looks so pretty! I’m a follower with bloglovin and GFC =) and you can contact me through my blog 😛

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    December 12, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Aaah, your zine looks amazing. I absolutely want to buy it (now, for a credit card…).

    Also, I definitely want to enter your giveaway! I’m a follower on Blogger + Google/ig and Twitter! 🙂

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    December 12, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Woo hoo a new zine Sewon it looks awesome. Oh and I love how you used thick paper 250gsm for the cover it is one of my favourites, that probably sounds really geeky oh well.

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    Studio Meez
    December 12, 2011 at 6:49 am

    First of all, bravo! Your new zine looks so beautiful! Verry well done!
    And second I would love to join your giveaway! I’m already a follower via bloglovin and RSS Feed.
    Have a great week!

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    December 12, 2011 at 6:51 am

    congrats on your new creation! All the care and attention you put into the details is very admirable~~~
    And jyesss would love to enter this giveaway. very cool. Already following your blog 🙂
    xoxo Diana

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    December 12, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Wow! Your zine looks absolutely gorgeous! 🙂 I would love to participate in your giveaway. I’m a follower via iGoogle. 🙂

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    December 12, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Oh,,, congratulations on the zine! This is so exciting!
    I would love to enter this give-away, you allready were in my RSS feed and now I’m following you on bloglovin’ too.
    On my blog you can find my contact info 🙂

    Have a lovely week!

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    December 12, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Oh god, what an amazing giveaway! and congrats on the zine, it looks so beautiful. and yeah, just to make it clear, i follow maps and fragments on facebook, and have you in my netvibes-feed. 🙂

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    December 12, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Have always been a fan of your photography and your eyes for lovely details since I found your blog 🙂 I’m already a follower so please count me in your giveaway! So now I gotta pray to the universe to bestow me that ubercute package from the talented Sewon :p you can contact me through my blog or directly email me to 🙂

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    Vesle Serena
    December 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

    What a gorgeous zine. I love it! I have had you in my Google reader for a while now! Thanks!

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    Emmie Rae
    December 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I just purchased my copy of your new zine! I love floating island so much I couldn’t wait. It’s not self indulgent spending when you’re supporting talented self publishing right? hehe, count me in for your giveaway please, a second copy would be the perfect gift! of course, I am a follower and I can be contacted on xx

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    December 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Ahh, what an absolutely stunning zine and giveaway! I would love to enter <3 You can contact me at adeleastaire [at] yahoo [dot] com 😀

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    December 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I would like to enter this giveaway as well!!

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    December 12, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Wow that’s really cool that you have your own zine! I love the little polaroid stickers. I just started following yesterday but I hope I still can participate in your give away!

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    December 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

    oh wow the photography looks so pretty!!! Thanks for this giveaway :]
    Enter me!!

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    December 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    There is some pretty stiff competition here for the giveaway! I want to be entered for sure!!!

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    December 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Oh, how wonderful, I take my chance!

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    December 12, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Aw I love these, you are such a talented lady. I follow you on twitter and google reader already but my info is diamondcanopywinn[at]

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    December 12, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    these are such lovely little things! ah, I’d love to stand a chance to win these! xx [my email is natashafy(at)yahoo(dot)com]

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    December 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Oh everything looks so wonderful! You are really talented. And I’m absolutely going to participate in your giveaway, I’ve been following your blog on Google Reader for months now 🙂

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    December 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    They all look awesome and I want to win so bad!!!

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    December 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Sudden urge to wallpaper my room with perfect tiny polaroid stickers! I follow via Google Reader. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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    indie belle
    December 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    hi Sewon! i love your blog and your photography, you´re very creative 🙂


    p.d: please tell me if you receive this comment, cause i wrote you once, but this page isn´t like blogger, and i don´t know if there was an error or something, cause i couldn´t see it…

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    December 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    WOW! <3

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    Thuraya Lynn
    December 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    i’m def. a fan! drooling love over these shiny presents~
    my email:

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    December 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Hi there! This zine looks wonderful and I’d like a chance to win your giveaway : ) My email is paula(dot)bonet(at)yahoo(dot)es

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    December 12, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Sweet, I’m entering! I follow using Google Reader by the way and also by blogger but I’m not sure if that shows up?
    I’ve always loved the feel(?) of your work! It’s so vintage and calming.
    I included my email in the bar provided and if that doesn’t appear you can contact me via tumblr. Thank you so much for the giveaway! 😀

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    December 12, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Eeeep! I would love to win this! Your first photo zine I have, so beautiful. I already follow your blog and tweet with you 🙂

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    December 12, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    This is amazing Sewon and I so want your new zine. I follow you on Google reader AND Twitter, and would love to enter your very exciting giveaway.
    Have a happy holiday!!!!

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    December 13, 2011 at 12:13 am

    love love LOVEEE your work – photography, crafts, everything!! The vintage feel is so dreamy and I absolutely LOVE China. Especially Yunnan Province.
    Beautiful zine and your giveaway – WOW!!! Everything is just so pretty, I just have to participate! I’m a follower on Google reader and I left my email in the bar.

    Can’t say how much I want to thank you for offering this giveaway ^.^
    Happy Holidays!

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    December 13, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Uwah, your new zine looks lovely! I also love the giveaway~ love how personal it is too! ^^ I have your blog bookmarked, but I am a follower on Twitter now!

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    December 13, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Hello, Sewon! 🙂

    Wow, I love your new zine, and the giveaway! Those stuff are lovely! I want all of them! I can’t believe I followed you on Twitter just today. I thought I was following you already! Anyway, I hope I win (because I’ve never won a giveaway yet! Haha).

    P.S. Have you received the mail I sent you long ago? I hope it didn’t get lost. 🙁

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    December 13, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Gosh, I would love to win your giveaway. Your blog inspires me so much <3

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    December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    congratulations with your new zine! it looks amazing 🙂
    i would really like to see it in real life & since the rest of the give away looks AMAZING too i’d love to enter. i follow your blog with bloglovin and you can contact me on

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    December 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Sewon. I adore the new zine! So beautiful and the polaroid stickers! AHHHH I may have to purchase some of those…stunning! How did you do it! Anyhoo, I hope you are having a lovely holiday season. Big hearts and smiles, rhya

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    December 13, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I am so fond of the polaroids stickers!!!!! Just amazing. And I cross fingers…….

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    December 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    So many goodies! I love your zine, the handmade + hand-painted journal… everything!

    Do we get the pressed leaves as well? 😛

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    December 13, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Just discovered your blog! You can reach me @purrincup on twitter.

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    December 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I love the look of the zine and your photography! And all the little goodies in the giveaway. I follow you on twitter. I’m @noshelves

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    December 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

    how cool !

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    Our Strange Nature
    December 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you so much for your comment on our blog! As zine lovers ourselves, we would love to win this give away!
    Love, our strange nature

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    December 19, 2011 at 12:27 am

    oh lovely lovely!
    my e-mail is 🙂

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    December 23, 2011 at 2:38 am

    nice to see your beautiful photos and cards in Yunnan! wish you had nice time in Shanghai!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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