Created in: Photoshop CS5
City maps are two things: Time consuming to make and very difficult to get right. You can't hide behind colours and textures with a city map...if if it's not convincing it will be apparent. This city map by Zong took several years to make. The care and attention to it shows. The spare colour choices make the map more of an accomplishment....this is a beauty with a superb eye for detail: touches like the houses on the main bridge (as was known with bridges of that size in medieval times), the field distribution and shapes, the building to street ratio, the general dispersion, shape variation, block distribution and relative building size all testify to the fact that this is a stunner in the thought that has gone into it. It is very, very hard to get all of these factors right in a city map and Zong has done it.
Congratulations Zong on your award.
Originally Posted by Zong
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