My Torontonian friend Siobhan recently pointed me in the direction of her friend Dave Murray, who makes these awesome type maps of Toronto areas. He then silkscreens these images by hand onto paper. I also suggest checking out the illustrations on his site.
I’ve been thinking about Windsor – Detroit tourism lately for our How to Forget the Border Completely project and since LivingSocial did such a good job advertising to me on facebook, I signed up for weekly Detroit deals and coupons to be e-mailed to me. I’m on week 3 or 4 and so far I’ve considered doing a few of these things…
I also picked up a local tourism magazine from the Windsor Airport. I’ll bring it to show you on Friday, there is an interesting article on things to do in Detroit.
Let’s get over to Detroit soon.
This is a small excerpt of a large map made by students in OCAD’s Cities for People summer workshop, depicting the East Chinatown neighbourhood, its businesses and their smells.
You should take a look at the larger map, which helps to demonstrate the potential in mapping outside of the continually pervasive Google Maps.
To take time to note a neighbourhood in this somewhat peculiar detail is an interestingly necessary method for interfacing with a place one might normally walk by, and in turn, of course, makes me eager to do the same somewhere around these parts.