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I recently joined Cartotalk as a new member. Love the site. I am an interface designer with a personal and somewhat artistic interest in maps. I design maps in my spare time and am very interested in getting feedback from the Cartotalk community. I have posted a selection of my maps on my blog. Please take a look and let me know your thoughts and comments.

http://mapaxis.blogspot.com/

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Hi Andy,

Welcome, I like your blog site. I'm a fan of the "Block Island" map, very nice to look at, the colors of it are different (in a good way I mean) and I just instantly wanted to get a closer look at it.
I see you mentioned that you do these in your spare time, what are your ispirations?? I mean other than going on really cool looking adventure holidays!!

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Andrew, thanks for your comment. In response...

I split my efforts between more traditional looking maps and more experimental type-only maps. I find the type only maps harder to do (at least harder to make interesting) but more in line with where I am trying to go. There are several themes I've been exploring,
-- the subjective / editorial nature of map and the map maker in choosing what to map
-- the politics of place... how places are named over time and who gets to name them (e.g the conquerer or the conquered)
-- the way maps exist as "documents" that are both viewed as image and read as text.

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Welcome Andy,

I took a very quick tour through your blog and I like your maps, especially Block Island and Fire Island. I added the blog to my bookmarks.

Bruce
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