New maps for Seattle
Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:02 AM
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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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:15 AM
Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:23 AM
Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:43 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:28 PM
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.
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.
Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:09 AM
Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:30 AM
Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:02 AM
So, well done! It makes me miss Washington even more.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:37 AM
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...
Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:54 AM
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