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Just about to finish this project which includes these 2 maps for tourists in the Seattle area.
The maps appear side by side but are quite different. The Metro map is an extensive Photoshop transformation of a straight vector map which like most Seattle maps, was originally a very vertical image with North at the top. The downtown map was scratchbuilt. Your impression and comments are welcome
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Ver, very, very, very pleasant for eyes maps!!! Well done. I really like them and especially the colors.
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I agree - nice colors! I like all the little boats, ships, planes and stuff in the Seattle map and all the other detail in the downtown map. I also like the water effect in the downtown map. And the north arrows floating on the water. Nice work! :)
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State of the art work, as usual. A very cleverly made and attractive "warping" of reality! Even Dave said the boats were "little" even though they're hugely out of proportion -- a sure sign that the rendering does what it's supposed to do. B)

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State of the art work, as usual. A very cleverly made and attractive "warping" of reality! Even Dave said the boats were "little" even though they're hugely out of proportion -- a sure sign that the rendering does what it's supposed to do. B)

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Thanks for noticing that Charles. That is indeed the crux of the matter. The bigger the objects are on a pictorial map, the more satisfying it is to the eye but if it goes a over a twit beyond a certain proportion, it suddenly offends our sense of scale.
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I like the warping of the street grid to reflect the steep grade on the downtown map. Very nicely done.

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sweet maps!

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A beautiful map, as usual. I gather the hideous Alaskan Way viaduct is up for demolition before too long, assuming that it doesn't actually fall down before this can be done. More work in the offing?

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Fantastic maps - I like that they're informal without being overtly cartoony. The green fade around the edges of the metro area/upper map really sets it off nicely. If I may, the only thing that catches my eye is that the north arrow, Port Orchard, and Lake Sammamish labels break the horizontal plane established by the other water feature labels. I also recognize that it can be tough (i.e. impossible) match that kind of thing: skew, undo. Perspective, undo. Skew a little less, undo, etc.

So, well done! It makes me miss Washington even more.

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Love it, it's great!!

But as a person not familiar with Seattle I have a hard time to tie in the bottom map with the top. I recognize the tower of course, but then I got confused.... I thought maybe it would help people like me to have some kind of faint outline on the top map showing the field of view of the bottom map? But maybe that's too distracting...

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Piece of art.

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Nice work!

I especially like the format and the way you used the composition to your advantage. Your color pallet and readability are working well too. Good stuff!
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You missed Metsker Maps at Pike Place! :P

Other than that, it looks fantastic! Where will we be able to find this fine pair of maps once its published?

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Those are some sweet maps! (I'm a former Poulsbo resident.)

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Very nice work! I was just there this weekend - could have used your map. Like Nat, I like the way you show elevation.
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