Labels through labels
Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:00 AM
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Personally, I like the look of it, but I wonder whether it might be confusing.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:48 AM
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:00 AM
Imhof seems to favor avoiding type conflict when ever possible but shows some options for dealing with unavoidable label conflicts. It mostly has to do with differentiation based on the alignment of the conflicting labels. In your case al are horizontal so that's not really an option.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:04 AM
Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:50 PM
— daan Strebe
Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:56 PM
Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:26 PM
IMHO . . .
Well, my inclination would be to use the periods indicating the abbreviations, and to put the country name in the same color (red?) as the country border. To my mind, that puts them in the same visual plane.
Periods - yes (maybe tighten up the spacing after the letters a bit so the periods don't look so forlorn and lonely)
Red text - no (I think the country text will begin to appear too dominant as result).
Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:09 PM
Newer version fixes the issue that bothered me most in the original: the lone period that fell on a river and was thus hard to see. I like this, but it seems now conspicuous that there are no towns in this giant swath of the country reserved for its name.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:48 PM
The Bumstead rules state:
The space between the letters must be visibly smaller than the space between the words
The space between the words must be visibly smaller than the space between the lines
The space between the lines must be visibly smaller than the space between any part of the text and any other graphic element.
It is possible to modify the rules in practice, but it must be done carefully and not with impunity.
Your lines are closer than your words: Bumstead Violation!
.. and yes, lose the abbriviation periods
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