The mystery of the Ordinance Survey mug

Back in the day there was a British mapping business called Multimap, founded by Audrey Mandela and Sean Phelan, they were doing maps long before Google or Yahoo got into the game. They were renowned for having great swag like this map.

Martin Daly took great pleasure in sharing the typo on the base of his mug (or was it a deliberate dig at the extensive licensing requirements for even a coffee mug?).

It will never not be funny to me that my @multimap (RIP) mug (rare-ish, 100% non-valuable, earned by presenting at their Innovation Week in 2007) refers to @OrdnanceSurvey as “Ordinance Survey”

Ken then shared his version of the mug with the errant “i” removed

“Different (later?) versions seemed to remove the “I” but left a rather odd gap”

And then John Fagan chipped in with a pic of his collection of mugs and teapots.

“I took a look at my pots.  I got 1 ordnance and 2 ordinance, I think these are newer releases and @kennethfield has a older (signed by) release.  @audreymandela @sean_phelan need to now chime in and tell us the story of the great typo fail”

I never got a Multimap mug – if anyone has one to spare (with or without the “i”) let me know.

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