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It's Alfred Wainwright.

I don't think he is alive anymore, but his work is all still in print and easily obtainable from Stanfords in London.

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"This
topic reminds me of that Sketch-Up display option (I think it's
""jitter"") that gives all the vectors a hand-drawn architectural feel.

If you bring-up hand-drawn obliques then I think of panoramists. One of my favorites is [url="http://"http://www.jamesniehues.com/regional-view-maps.htm"]James Niehues[/url] but that might be moving away from hand drawn and more toward painterly. "

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"

It's Alfred Wainwright.

I don't think he is alive anymore, but his work is all still in print and easily obtainable from Stanfords in London.

http://


Next
week, I will be in London for a few days... I will definately visit
Stanfords and see if they have some of his work (or other gorgeous
maps)...
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"

I think Frank Nielsen does this very well. You should check out his work at his
website.

His Hawaiian Islands series is fabulous...

http://


Franco's
maps are not hand drawn; they are GIS, and not particularly that
asthetically pleasing IMHO, although his Hawaiian surf/dive maps are in
a number of shops out here so they must sell well with the tourists. "

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"

I think Frank Nielsen does this very well. You should check out his work at his
website.

His Hawaiian Islands series is fabulous...

http://


Franco's
maps are not hand drawn; they are GIS, and not particularly that
asthetically pleasing IMHO, although his Hawaiian surf/dive maps are in
a number of shops out here so they must sell well with the tourists.
http://



I
agree with you Rob, as a tourist I bought both the surfing and diving
maps to Oahu as they were on hand and loaded with good information, but
IMO not particularly that appealing to look at. Kind of like Hans'
favourite London map. "

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"

I think Frank Nielsen does this very well. You should check out his work at his
website.

His Hawaiian Islands series is fabulous...

http://


Franco's
maps are not hand drawn; they are GIS, and not particularly that
asthetically pleasing IMHO, although his Hawaiian surf/dive maps are in
a number of shops out here so they must sell well with the tourists.
http://



I
agree with you Rob, as a tourist I bought both the surfing and diving
maps to Oahuas they were hand and loaded with good information, but IMO
not particularly that appealing to look at. Kind of like Hans' London
map.
http://


I
agree that these maps are not as aesthetically pleasing as some of the
maps from the Cartotalk Map Gallery, but they serve their purpose,
their audience, and people buy them.

His maps are not hand
drawn (I think he uses ArcView + CorelDraw) but the fonts and colors
that he uses give them a 'hand drawn' appearance IMO.
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Martin,
those examples of diffuse illumination are sooo sweet. I don't have arc
spatial analyst yet-does that have the capacity to adjust illumination
from spot to diffuse?
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"one
other thing- i think a lot of getting that hand drawn look is just a
matter of sophistication with Illustrator's brushes. I am certainly not
handy with them myself but have seen some great work with brushes. Josh
turned me on to an article in this magazine on creating an ""authentic""
looking pirate map using brushes and you would have sworn that someone
had made it by hand.

if we're lucky, the article is in their tutorial archive:
[url="http://"http://www.computerarts.co.uk/"]http://www.computerarts.co.uk/[/url] "
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"I also notice that the Hawaiian maps use the [url="http://"http://bancomicsans.com/statistics.html"]Comic Sans font[/url], which gives me a tick everytime I see it... "
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You and me both.

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I
totally agree about the comic sans fonts. From a professional
Typographer point of view this is sacrilege. On the other hand from a
cartographer's point of view it will depend on the purpose of the map.

For
instance the famous Propaganda maps created by the Nazis were very
effective in manipulating reality. Also today's advertising maps have a
'comic' look.

Again it will depend on the purpose and audience.


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"

Again it will depend on the purpose and audience.

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As
a comic book fan, I don't have anything against fonts with a hand
lettered appearance -- but they don't have to be this extremely
overused font.


You see -- doesn't it hurt your eyes... ?

/me discovers the font functionality in the board :)

(I think we are straying from the subject -- maybe we should split this into a font thread. or a kill comic sans thread) "
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"There is a font thread already: [url="http://"http://www.cartotalk.com/index.php?showtopic=487"]here[/url]

As for the use of Comic Sans... that's just evil... The font itself isn't really that bad, but it gets used too often "
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"There
was a great site with the history of Comic Sans that I saw once. I
can't find it now...but it was just some weird Microsoft thing that has
taken on a life of its own....

but this is funny too: [url="http://"http://bancomicsans.com/home.html"]ban comic sans.com[/url] "

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"

There 
was a great site with the history of Comic Sans that I saw once. I 
can't find it now...but it was just some weird Microsoft thing that has 
taken on a life of its own....

but this is funny too: ban comic sans.com

http://


It
apparently doesn't exist anymore, the ""Illustrated History of Comic
Sans"", but web.archive.org has a semi-functioning copy, with some
graphics still intact.

[url="http://"http://web.archive.org/web/20050207080359/http://users.tamuk.edu/ksjcf00/comic/comicmain.html"]http://web.archive.org/web/20050207080359/.../comicmain.html[/url] "




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