Neighborwoods began as a passion project initiated by Aymie Spitzer in 2012 while she was a designer at Hyperakt, an independent design studio based in Brooklyn. Aymie’s love of vintage maps and hand lettering came to life on a beautiful map of Brooklyn she engraved on Hyperakt’s newly acquired laser engraver.
From that single map, a company was born. Hyperakt incubated Neighborwoods and we’ve all had a ton of fun learning what it’s like to expand a product line, sort out production and fulfillment at scale, provide human-to-human customer service and present our product to people who love fine craftsmanship as much as we do. Thousands of Neighborwoods products ship out every month to customers all over the world who yearn to have a memento of their favorite city etched in wood, just like we did.