Hamilton Gems Map

The Academy of All Things Awesome and This Must Be The Place are very proud to finally present to you the Hamilton Gems map illustrated by myself! Erika McMeekin and Seema Narula did a wonderful job biking around the city and coming up with tried and true Hamilton gems in the downtown area, with a few destinations outside the core for you to explore.

We love our hometown of Hamilton and hope that you take as much pleasure in exploring these gems as we did! And who knows, maybe you’ll bump into local legend Jed the Dancing Guy along the way who happens to be featured in the map. Can you find him?

Hamilton Gems Map | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Hamilton Gems Map | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Hamilton Gems Map | Jacqui Oakley IllustrationHamilton Gems Map | Jacqui Oakley IllustrationHamilton Gems Map | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Hamilton Gems Map | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Here are some pics of the process, starting with me hand-inking the map and finishing with Seema silk-screening the prints at Centre 3 with help from the wonderfully patient and helpful Matt. They’re a great location to learn all sorts of print making so check them out!

Hamilton Gems Map | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Hamilton Gems Map | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

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We made these maps in large limited edition screen prints with help from Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts! & Smokestack Studio. Also, there are 12×16″ archival giclée prints printed by the wonderful Smokestack Studio too. You can still pick up maps from the lovely folks at Mixed Media (James North), White Elephant (Westdale), Girl on the Wing (King East), O’s clothes 2.0’s (Locke St) and True Hamiltonian (Ottawa St) and on-line via The Academy of All Things Awesome or contact me directly. Get them while they last!

Hamilton Gems Map | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

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Category: Lettering, Maps