A fun & original way to discover a city! Brussels, 2 girls, 1 objet pratique et artistique! Guide/GraphicMap/Poster. 100% tips.100% fun


The project




In a fun and original way, a person or duo guides us through their city, sharing insider tips, great addresses and favourite spots. 

In the shape of a poster, The Creative Map, at the same time a tourist and artistic map, introduces us to a city, its inhabitants, artists and a multitude of addresses.  The first issue is Brussels! The Creative Map is an artistic and graphic object, an original project stemming from the encounter between a photographer, Cici Olsson, and a singer, Marie Warnant, both living in Brussels,  who, for this first issue, wanted to shine the light on their city.   In the guise of an LP - 33 rpm vinyl record - poster, the Creative Map contains over 80 useful tips, 60 places to discover, a 2 hour musical playlist, 50 photos and a spirited layout that will appeal to people enamored with the city, tourist and residents alike. Useful and fun, this artistic object is by essence multi functional.  Bonus : 2 original songs by "Girls just wanna have fun". 


The Creative Map Contains :


1) A plastic album pocket cover

2) A sticker with the summary of the contents

3) A poster/map printed recto-verso, with the map and addresses on one side and the photos on the the other. 

4) A carton incorporating the list of all places, addresses and useful information.   


+ a bonus of two exclusive songs.  


The Brussels Creative Map will be officially launched, with a showcase and release party, at the Hôtel du Berger, on September 10, 2015 


Be part of it! 


Join us on our Facebook Page "Girls just wanna have fun" ! 










Cici Olsson


Cici Olsson is a Swedish photographer who - after several years on the roads in Africa and Asia, shooting for magazines, aid organizations and high end tour operators - decided to settle in Brussels in 2004.









In 2009 she co-founded the publishing company Sh-Op Editions and co-produced several books on gastronomy, such as the series "MANGE". While specializing in portraiture, Cici also shoots fashion and contemporary performance art with a soft spot for theatre and music. 











She loves to work with musicians and artists 


















On a freelance basis she collaborates with several national and international magazines such as the ELLE, Vanity Fair, Victoire and Paris Match. She enjoys teamwork and entertains long term collaborations with hat maker Elvis Pompilio, model Hannelore Knuts, the National Theatre of Brussels and the Thalie Art Foundation.















This summer she's participating in the exhibition The Belgians - An Unexpected Fashion Story at the Bozar Brussels.

Currently she's working on a personal project entitled « The Stories of My Dreams », and, within the frame of the Creative Map project, she will moonlight as a singer with the help of Marie Warnat and Dim le Brun.  






Marie Warnant


After a first album in 2005 "De un à Dix" widely praised by the press and the listeners, Marie Warnant, author-compositor,  released "Ritournelle" in 2010 and "Nyxtape" in 2014.











In 2015, she released "Make Love", an EP (limited edition vinyl) containing 4 variations of the same song.

An extract from the "NYXTAPE" album, the song Make Love was remixed by DJ Dim le Brun and TITLE





In collaboration with hat maker Elvis Pompilio, Cici Olsson shot and conceived the cover of the EP Make Love by Marie Warnant.





On stage, Marie Warnant wields an electric guitar, a sampler and a keyboard, and she fiddles with green fluorescent audio tapes. Elegantly she has demonstrated her talent and originality, both solo and in band.









In 2014, at a St. Vincent concert at the AB she runs into Cici Olsson and asks her to shoot the press photos for her NYXTAPE album. A beautiful friendship and artistic complicity was immediately established.




Directed by Cédric Havenith, Cici made an appearance in the music video "EXIT", the second single from NYXTAPE.




Following a noteworthy happening at the Berger Hotel in November 2014, Marie Warnant invents the "Make Love Tour" to promote the EP Make Love. Accompanied by Cici, who documented the tour in photos and videos, she played for 24 hours non-stop in 16 legendary places in the Belgian capital. An around the clock performance that served the "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" as a takeoff point for the Creative Map concept, a convenient and fun guide to cruise Brussels via its most alluring addresses.







Make Love @ Chez Maman



Make Love @ L'Archiduc



Make Love @ Si Bémol



Make Love @ Pèle-Mêle



Make Love @ IL by Isabelle Lenfant



Make Love @ Caroline Music



Make Love @ Cook & Book



Make Love @ La Meilleure Jeunesse





Marie Warnant likes teamwork and knows how to choose her partners (Benjamin Biolay, William Cliff, Karin Clercq, Elvis Pompilio, Mirko Banovic, Title, Vincent Liben, Freddy Loco, Dim le Brun, etc.).





On several occasions she has put music to the shows of fashion designer Jean-Paul Knott (Paris, Brussels, Tokyo). They created together a t-shirt collection "LOVE4EVER KNOTT". 








In spring 2015, she co-wrote the single "Les Femmes Sont Là" with the Belgian rap artist AKRO.




She is also working on a musical comic strip for children that will be published in autumn 2015.


The "NYXTAPE" Tour was completed in May 2015 in Vietnam.












Marie is currently recording a two song EP with Cici Olsson and the Dim le Brun that will accompany the Creative Map.




Instragram : Marie Warnant Officiel

Twitter : @mariewarnant 







Why fund it?

A base amount has already been invested to create the "Creative Map"   - Research and creation: 500€ - Graphics and Photography: 1000€   Initially, the "Creative Map" will be an exclusively physical object,  a limited edition print (500 copies) mixing photos, drawings, illustrations,  text and collages. We are also working on the development of a website.


The KissKissBankBank funding will cover :


1) Creation, printing and packaging 2000€ 

2) Photography - 500€

3) Layout and graphic design - 500€

4) % Kiss Kiss Bank Bank  


Any amount surpassing the 3000€ goal will cover initial expenses linked to the creation of the Creative Map, and furthermore be invested in promoting and developing the The Creative Map project in the media (a website etc) and serve as a take off for future issues of the Creative Map (other cities, other people).



Girls just wanna have fun

A Swedish photographer and a Belgian singer meet in Brussels. They smoke, they drink, they talk, they think, they work, they roam their city and they come up with the "Creative Map". An artistic object. A useful object. And, because "girls just wanna have fun", they've decided to dress the map up in two new songs to be launched simultaneously on 10... See more

FAQ Questions about the project

+ A qui s'adresse la Creative Map?

Aux amoureux des villes, aux bruxellois, aux touristes, aux amateurs d'art, aux curieux, aux bars et restaurants de Bruxelles, aux chercheurs de bons plans.

+ A quoi sert la Creative Map?

Découvrir une ville via une ou deux personnalités. Des bonnes idées pour manger, boire, danser, lire, visiter, acheter, de façon originale. La carte se présente sous forme de poster ou de mini plan.

+ Qu'est ce qu'on trouve comme informations dans la Creative Map?

Des endroits où diner, boire, danser, chiner, chanter, découvrir un tableau, visiter un musée, écouter un concert, manger un croissant, s'offrir un bijou, essayer un chapeau, déguster un mojito, lire un livre, faire l'amour, mettre du vernis, déguster un chocolat…

+ Je voudrais être mentionné dans la "Creative Map", comment faire?

Contacte-nous par mail à info.creativemap@gmail.com

+ Pourquoi c'est une idée originale?

Parce que la "Creative Map" allie le pratique (guide/map/tips) à l'artistique (l'objet, le poster). Parce que la "Creative Map" te fait découvrir une ville à travers une ou deux personnalités originales. A l'opposé des guides touristiques, c'est une autre façon d'apprivoiser ville...

Newest comments

!!!! SAVE THE DATE !!!! 22 OCTOBRE 2015 - RELEASE PARTY! Chers Kiss Kiss Bankers, grâce à vous, la CREATIVE MAP sera dans vos mains (et on espère bien d'autres encore) très bientôt. On fête la sortie le 22 octobre à l'Hotel du Berger. Venez y chercher vos contributions et boire un verre avec nous! A partir de 19h. Au programme : projection video + mini showcase. Infos et invitations SOON!
We believe in your dreams ! Come on girls !
Go girls, go