Cartography is the art of map making.
Now that everyone knows where they’re going with apps like Google Maps, my illustrated maps are a whimsical way to tell the stories of the places they represent, while maintaining their way-finding functionality.
Check out some of my past cartography and contact me to talk maps for your next project!
For the City of Toronto’s My City My 6 project – a series of evocative six word poems about life in Toronto – I created a map showing locations of the city wide exhibition. Check out the map here.
MY CITY MY 6: EXHIBITION MAP
For the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspots initiative, I illustrated maps for the North York Cultural Loops guide in 2016, and the East Toronto cultural Loops Guide in 2018. The guides encourages Torontonians to explore the ecology, history and culture of neighbourhoods outside the downtown core.
CITY OF TORONTO: CULTURAL LOOPS GUIDE
For the 2016 season of the Craft Beer Passport, I illustrated a map to quench the urge to explore Toronto and drink beer at the same time. Also check out the pub crawl maps I made suggesting routes in 2015.
CRAFT BEER PASSPORT
Southern Ontario’s physical geography is often derided as flat and boring, ignored behind 400-series superhighways and big box plazas. Beyond the highways, the landscape is dramatic! This map is an effort to re-assert these three cities’ beautiful landscapes into our geographic conscience.
CITIES OF RAVINES/DRUMLINS/WATERFALLS
LIVING ARCHITECTURE MAP AND SELF-GUIDED TOUR
Toronto abounds in sustainable architecture, but much of it is just beyond the street. This map encourages exploration by highlighting publicly accessible green roofs and living walls in the city, along with bike and streetcar routes to get to them.
A wall map highlighting the scope of work of Toronto’s first Jewish architect was part of the Benjamin Brown exhibit at the Urbanspace Gallery in April 2016.
BENJAMIN BROWN EXHIBIT
For this story-telling meets urban exploration series I hosted with Natalie Amber, illustrated maps accompanied each event to guide guests from a designated meet up to the event space, held in overlooked and neglected spaces throughout Toronto.
LEARNT WISDOM LECTURE SERIES
Every street has its own story. These maps are a celebration of the history, architecture and culture of a street, as told through its local landmarks, unique buildings and other quirks.