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    Map Lovely map of Stratford - Contest Suggestion

    This site:

    http://reference.findtarget.com/sear...ord-upon-Avon/

    has a link to this lovely map from 1908. It has windows of interest and a lovely character. I'm just looking at it for a inspiration and I thought I'd share. THIS IS NOT MY WORK. I'm posting it here for their bandwidth and for the lifetime of the posting.

    I love the faux 3d and the whole presentation of this obviously drawn map. I may try to ape this style in the entries below.


    I think it would be a suitable challenge to create something similar - a map with feature windows and a clear sense of style.

    The site above is a copy of the wikipedia entry

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratford-Upon-Avon

    which claims the map is in the public domain. More at this site:

    http://www.fromoldbooks.org/RossBrow...-Avon/#details

    I went to the site and built my own cleaned up version but I'm not sure which I like.

    A or B (my version) people?Lovely map of Stratford - Contest Suggestion-stratford_on_avon_historic_map_1902.jpgLovely map of Stratford - Contest Suggestion-stratford-avon-1902-yllow.png
    Last edited by Sigurd; 05-23-2010 at 12:52 AM.


    Dollhouse Syndrome = The temptation to turn a map into a picture, obscuring the goal of the image with the appeal of cute, or simply available, parts. Maps have clarity through simplification.

    --- Sigurd

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