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I love the look of hand drawn maps and have been wanting to try my hand at one for a while. I just completed this map for a local business, The Silk Road Spice Merchant, for a postcard they're printing to show their new location. They'll be moving a few blocks North of their current location onto 9th Avenue in Inglewood. That location will be opening the first week of July.

The map highlights some of the landmark buildings and businesses on 9th Avenue as well as shows where the new location is in relation to the old one. Because their business has an old world feel, I tried to do the same thing with the map. I'm eager to see how the finished printed piece will look.

The Silk Road Spice Merchant is a really great shop with lots of delicious spices and blends and anyone who likes to cook should check it out. And if you don't live in Calgary, they have a great website with beautiful photos and tons of great info, AND they ship across Canada.