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Discussion: 1986

in: Hammer

Jan 26, 2017 2:27 PM # 
Was this hand drawn Mike?

If so, nicely done!

(Sorry for the link, hopefully it's accessible...I should figure out how to embed photos)
Jan 26, 2017 3:42 PM # 
Totally hand drawn. I sure hope that map has been updated since. I recall taking a subway to get to that map. I also updated Sunnybrook that summer and Downsview Dells (which was a scary place to map).
Jan 26, 2017 4:38 PM # 
Here you go!


Downsview Dells:

Very tasteful artwork man!

Classic 1986.

Level 42 meets Dire Straits.
Jan 26, 2017 4:40 PM # 
Those are really easy to read. Nice!
Jan 26, 2017 4:41 PM # 
P.S. Does Flickr still have a "Share Photo - Embed" function?
Jan 26, 2017 5:02 PM # 
I can't seem to find it...

I'll get my wife to have a look and help me out!

I'm quite technologically illiterate for my age, especially for these types of things...(photos and html and such)

I totally missed the Facebook generation!
Jan 26, 2017 5:04 PM # 
>Level 42 meets Dire Straits
as in "money for nothing and your lessons in love for free"?

I didn't draw Sunnybrook (Rob Wagner's drawing) but added the classic'86 look. I remember how excited Henry Lam was that we could get offset printing in red on the map. First of its kind in Ontario?

Oh yeah and Henry had me expand Sunnybrook to include the Four Seasons hotel so people could go orienteering when they stayed there. I don't think that ever happened but Henry always looked at the business side of the sport. I think that is why DGL has done well. We just did what he told us to do.

I remember a confrontation with two women while mapping Downsview. I'm standing at the back of this shitty townhouse complex and one lady yells "Hey there is the guy that stole our stuff" and they run towards me. I responded "no not me I'm just making a map and all I've got here are pencil crayons and a Sony sport walkman" (I'm sure I was playing Synchronicity by the Police or New Gold Dream by Simple Minds). "I don't believe you open your back pack" the other yelled, and when I showed them I just had a water bottle and a lunch they started to walk away saying "We have our eyes on you" after which I muttered something like "as if you had anything I'd want to steal anyway". 30 years later I think Emma would say 'BURN'

>I totally missed the Facebook generation!
AP is better. There should be an swooshy arrow in the lower right part of photo that you can click on that will then have an embed option. Copy that and then paste into AP.
Jan 26, 2017 5:07 PM # 
More like:

"There's something about you, you're so far away from me."

2 mammoth tunes.
Jan 26, 2017 5:17 PM # 
That's a great Downsview Dells story by the way...don't imagine things have changed much.

...meaning if you were mapping today, you'd be listening to Synchronicity.
Jan 26, 2017 5:35 PM # 
Jan 26, 2017 7:02 PM # 
Just so you know Hammer, I've been listening to New Gold Dream (full album) playing ball with Anabel, while Hank watches us in his jumper.

I've never heard that album. Some big tunes.

Anabel has been doing the odd pirouette.
Jan 27, 2017 1:24 AM # 
Ahh Mark so that explains why you never lived up to your true potential. Anabel and Hank will be superstars ;-)

My pre-race warm-up routine tunes (for over 15 years) was a 12-15 minute combo of three instrumental Simple Minds tunes. The part where I did the pre-race forest run and sprints was Themes For Great CIties from New Gold Dream.

Jan 28, 2017 4:02 AM # 
Is Downsview scary because it's home to Canada's greatest concentration of climate scientists? (the part of EC that does climate work is based there).
Jan 31, 2017 9:55 AM # 
Some of the neighbourhoods surrounding that map have long been associated with a whole lot of 'grit' through the hasn't changed much.
Jan 31, 2017 9:36 PM # 
Hammer is the real deal of map making. Nice!

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