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    Great work as always and I think it's you nailed the style of the niche perfectly. Thanks to this map, I'm sure there will be many a pre-teen girl dreaming of pampered lifestyles and ponies before they even get to chapter 1.
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    I, as an adult, really like the map. I think that as a pre-teen some children may have a problem with the scripted / copperplate style font. Perhaps some italic font like Lydian or Goudy old style italic may be more suitable. Unfortunately, since handwriting, especially cursive longhand is no longer taught in school some children may have a problem with this font! Just my opinion though!
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    I'll have to agree with everyone else, i think indeed that the font is a bit hard to read (I'm thirteen).

    Btw; Did you use Carson Mansion as a reference for The Rosemount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surveyor View Post
    I think that as a pre-teen some children may have a problem with the scripted / copperplate style font. Perhaps some italic font like Lydian or Goudy old style italic may be more suitable. Surveyor
    I don't know, I kind of like the cursive flavor of Bickham Script Pro. The weight and line quality seemed to flow well with the map's inks. I actually looked at Goudy but it felt too stiff inside the scrolls. Readability for the audience is definitely something to think about though.

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    Btw; Did you use Carson Mansion as a reference for The Rosemount?
    Good eye! I looked at Carson Mansion to develop the overall feel of Rosemount Manor. I modified the layout and simplified the shapes to fit, but the Carson was definitely an inspiration.
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    Love it. good work! - nice and clean and readable. very professionally done.

    thanks for showing.

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