View Full Version : August Entry: Modern Rose

08-09-2007, 03:38 PM
This is intended for modern maps. It is based on a compass I drew in a dungeonforge forum thread a while back.

This one is completely from scratch, however, and completely in Inkscape, including all shading, blurs, effects, and so on. I have exported it as as png, so the transparency has been maintained. I'd love to see someone drop it on a map (hint :) It is intended to look like a metal rimmed, curved glass thingy with the marking engraved and enameled on it.

I could also remove the hightlights and shadows so it could be rotated differently... I'll post the svg if there is interest.

*EDIT* I added an in use example on a map I found on my hard drive...Not the right style, but shows off the lighting effects a bit more...
-Rob A>

08-09-2007, 03:42 PM
http://www.circvsmaximvs.com/images/smilies/angry/fist.gif Wow.

(additional stuff in parentheses added to meet minimum character count for a post)

08-09-2007, 03:46 PM
I REALLY like this...great for Traveller maps. I shall be pinching it!


08-09-2007, 03:47 PM
See... why do I even bother to enter these competitions...? Another beautiful compass that I have no chance of beating.


08-09-2007, 09:31 PM
so far... this fella has my vote :D

That thing looks sweet.

08-10-2007, 08:42 AM
Thanks for the complements!

08-12-2007, 05:34 PM
There are certainly too few Modern Compass Roses available!

This has a very professional look.

Nice job!

03-18-2009, 04:37 PM
Just an update, with my permission, this compass is now being used in a blackberry GPS application (without the highlight and drop shadow):



(The thread is here (http://emac.sportplanet.gamespy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=56514&sid=375f11ae1045872140088ae2a4cc22c9#p56514)).

-Rob A>

03-18-2009, 04:50 PM
How sweet is that!

Steel General
03-18-2009, 05:48 PM
Very cool and congrats RobA!

03-18-2009, 06:00 PM
That is so bloody cool! Congrats Rob!!!!

joćo paulo
03-18-2009, 06:49 PM
That cool!
Congratulations Roba:compass:

03-18-2009, 07:16 PM
How awesome is that?! Gratz man.

03-19-2009, 03:19 AM
Fantastic. Fortune and glory Man, fortune and glory. Well, maybe glory, which is fully deserved.


03-19-2009, 04:13 PM
Just keeps getting weirder!

Today I got this email:

Hi RobA.

My name is XXXXXXXXXXXX and I'm a single iPhone developer from Sweden.
I'm a big fan of your PD Modern Compass Rose. So much in fact that I've made a small iPhone compass app using it.

Today Apple called me and asked if they can use my app in a commercial, so I thought that you might be interested in making your name visible in some way. It's not 100% sure yet it will happen.
I'm not receiving any money for this, just free publicity for my app. I have no idea what the commercial will look like, just that my app will be visible in it.

Even though it's a public domain image, I want you to benefit from this as a designer.


Looking forward to hear from you!


-Rob A>

03-19-2009, 04:26 PM
Dude!! Is this site just the best or what! That rocks how such a simple thing as a mapping challenge can turn into a globally recognized object. Congrats!

03-19-2009, 04:30 PM
Wow, that's excellent news. Very cool indeed.

Steel General
03-19-2009, 05:06 PM
As a really silly/goofy high-school science teacher of mine used to say... "Neater Than Sneakers!"

03-20-2009, 11:05 AM
Huh... that's weird and cool! I'm sure you're beaming with pride; I would be! Congratz!

03-20-2009, 11:09 AM
This is really amazing actually. I'm continually floored by how far-reaching this site is becoming.

03-20-2009, 12:45 PM
This is really amazing actually. I'm continually floored by how far-reaching this site is becoming.

We're gonna take over the WORLD!!!! ...errr... WORLDS!!!!

03-21-2009, 07:15 AM
This is really amazing actually. I'm continually floored by how far-reaching this site is becoming.

LOL...you gotta put Rob's compass rose in one of your 3d cockpits...sneak it in, and see if anyone notices <g>

03-21-2009, 10:42 AM
OOoh thats a good idea lol.

06-17-2009, 02:12 PM
One more bump - seen the iPhone "Itchy" ad?


There's my compass! (without the blur as the iPhone svg engine doesn't support blur effect)

-Rob A>

06-17-2009, 02:27 PM
Sure have! In fact the last time I saw it on TV, I told my wife that I knew the creator of it and how you are now rich and famous. ;)

06-17-2009, 02:42 PM

I know you're a very modest chap and all, but can we post this on the news forum?

please, please, please????

06-17-2009, 03:41 PM
Sure, why not!

For additional credit, the application author is Tommy Westerberg.

-Rob A>

06-17-2009, 06:58 PM
I've never actually watched the ad, or tv for that matter, but I do listen to it in the background while I work. Great stuff man, that's just gotta make ya feel like a king inside.

06-17-2009, 07:17 PM

Soon the guild will own the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

08-07-2009, 09:28 PM
...And now it is featured in app for the palm pre!


-Rob A>

Steel General
08-07-2009, 10:10 PM
Cool beans!!

10-13-2009, 01:30 PM
And it makes another appearance on the android phone ;)


-Rob A>

Steel General
10-13-2009, 01:45 PM
Cool beans!!

...and so I quote myself.